Sidmouth Lions Club – Great Duck Derby 2019

24th July 2019

This year, Sidmouth Lions Club’s annual Great Duck Derby on the River Sid took place on Sunday 21st July. In addition to the main public Duck Race, the event included a Corporate Duck Race in which 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 very much enjoyed wearing their customised t-shirts with a green duck on the front and their names on the back. They 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.

Winning the Corporate Duck Race last year was an added bonus for Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, as this 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.

Each year, the Lions Club invites a representative of the previous year’s Corporate Duck Race winner to start the race, so this year Alexandra Croft, a Solicitor at our Sidmouth office, ‘did the honours’ and successfully released all the corporate red ducks into the River Sid.

So, a big thank you to the Lions Club of Sidmouth for organising yet another successful Great Duck Derby event!