Hucknall Rotary Club raise funds for charity with a duck race

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Hucknall Rotarians have released a fleet of plastic ducks onto the River Leen to help raise money to eradicate Polio.

The race, which took place on Thursday 27th June, saw over 400 ducks released, each one sold at £1.

Sarah Spencer, owner of the winning duck, won an Apple Ipad.

The profits of the race will go towards Rotary international projects such as ‘End Polio now’ and ‘Aqua Box’.

End Polio Now is an initiative which protects children around the world with Polio vaccines to globally eradicate Polio forever.

The Rotary and its global partners has said that it is now close to eradicating Polio and hopes that with the support of last week’s fundraising initiative they will be able to support AQUABOX even more.

The AQUABOX is a robust plastic tank with a family-sized filter unit known as the AQUAFILTER and packed with essential welfare items for a disaster situation.

Once the welfare contents have been removed, each AQUABOX can be used to purify up to 18000 litres of polluted water, making it safe and pleasant to drink.

That is enough for 22.5 litres a day of general use potable water for use by the family for a period two years.

For more information visit the Rotary Club’s website at www.rotary1220.org/huk