Gilbert Stephens Solicitors – Winners of the Corporate Duck Race!

26th July 2018

This year, Sidmouth Lions Clubs’ annual Great Duck Derby on the River Sid took place on Sunday 15th July. In addition to the main yellow ducks race, the event includes a Corporate Duck Race and this year, 181 local businesses in and around the Sid Valley, including Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, sponsored the little red Corporate Ducks.

Some younger Gilbert Stephens team members joined in the fun and loved the friendly competitive atmosphere from everyone watching the two duck races. Along with many other spectators, they were especially entertained by the huge flock of yellow ducks, each sponsored by a member of the public, as they entered the river from the starting point bridge.

Despite the odds, one of the 20 Ducks sponsored by Gilbert Stephens won the Corporate race and with it the honour for this Firm to choose a local, humanitarian charity to donate the winner’s £1,000 prizemoney to.

Winning the Corporate Duck Race was an added bonus for Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, since this has enabled us to donate £1,000 to the Sidmouth Admiral Nurse Fund, which helps provide support to dementia sufferers and their carers, a fantastic local charity service. Terry Bastyan, Managing Partner said prior to the event “it is a fun event for all the family but it also gives back by way of charity donation and that is exactly what it was – we can’t wait until next year!”

So, a big thank you to the Lions Club of Sidmouth for organising yet another successful Great Duck Derby event which, including the money raised by the main yellow Duck Race, raised just over £5,200 for worthy local charities!


Clare Veness presents the £1,000 winnings to the Sid Valley Admiral Nurse Fund


Clare Veness with our trophy!



Here’s some photos & videos from the event – the kids loved it!