VIDEO: Louth duck race could become a real lifesaver

A life-saving defibrillator is set to be installed in Louth’s town centre following a successful duck race hosted by the Louth Lions earlier this month.

Hundreds of children, adults and businesses did their bit by purchasing a 
rubber duck and taking part in one of the many 
races on a beautiful sunny afternoon at Hubbard’s Hills on Sunday September 6.

One of the children's duck races in action, at the annual Louth Lions Duck Race at Hubbard's Hills. EMN-150809-152115001

One of the children's duck races in action, at the annual Louth Lions Duck Race at Hubbard's Hills. EMN-150809-152115001

Fundraising Chairman of the Louth Lions, Derek Blow, said that the amount raised on the day was “certainly enough to cover the £1700 cost of the defibrillator and cabinet” which is set to be placed on the wall of Natwest bank in 
Louth Market Place.

The winners were: Mrs K Shepherd (Green Race), Jennifer Dick (Blue Race), Katie Marks (Yellow Race), Even Asquith (Orange Race) and Sam Czornyj (Pink Race).

The first children’s race was won by seven-year-old Taylah Hannath who was excited to claim her toy prize, kindly donated by Boyes, which she will share 
with her little brother.

In the Business Race, around 200 ducks were bought for £5 each. The winner was Pauline Brocklebank from Lloyds Bank in Mercer Row.

Half of the proceeds for this race will go towards the defibrillator, while the other half will go towards a charity of Pauline’s choice.

Derek Blow said: “The Louth Lions would like to thank all the businesses and the general public for their tremendous support in purchasing ducks and taking part at the River Lud.”

The event was sold out on the day, with extra races 
added in order to accommodate all those 
who wished to take part.