2021 and 2022
Unfortunately the Middle Rasen Duck Committee have decided not to go ahead with the New Year's Day duck race 2021. Whilst we are hoping things may be more back to normal by then, it is looking unlikely and we would normally begin to sell ducks in the next few weeks. We hope to make up for it next year 2022 and make it the biggest duck race ever!
Ron and Wendy Folgate have taken on the responsibility of doing the regular checks on the three defibrillators around the village, this involves checking the internal alarm, no vandalism and that the kit is fully charged it takes about three minutes! If anyone else would like to help with this task, even if just a couple of times a year please let us know on 01673 842100 - this might suit someone who would like to take on a responsibility in the community e.g. for Scouting/Guiding/Duke of Edinburgh awards.
New Year's Day Duck Race 2020
The Middle Rasen Duck Race committee would like to thank everyone for supporting the event on New Years Day 2020 and making it a great success. We sold 1003 Ducks and made £1126.10 from this year's event.
During 2019 we were instrumental in providing two centrally locating defibrillators and essential training in the village << more >> If you have a community project which needs funding please contact the Duck Race Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone would like to support us this New Year Day 2021, please contact Ron Folgate via the website link, we especially would like anyone willing to sell ducks (we will provide a numbered sheet and advertising poster)
The Committee is extremely pleased to announce that we have funded the installation of TWO Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) in Middle Rasen as part of a grant scheme offered by West Lindsey County Council. We would like to Thank Nigel and Mandy at the Nag's Head and the Rev'd Bryan Dixon & Church Hall Committee for enabling the siting of the AEDs on these buildings. We are also fully committed to pay any costs incurred by these in the future, as well as performing weekly checks. We obviously hope they will never be needed but it is nice to know they are there just in case, every minute is vital in the event of someone who maybe undergoing a cardiac arrest. If you are ever in a situation where you may need to use an AED, you MUST ensure you have called 999 for medical assistance and are performing CPR in the first instance as directed by the call operator, if someone else is available, they will be directed to the nearest AED and given the code to access the equipment, after pressing the start button, it will tell you exactly what you need to do. However, there is FREE training provided for up to 24 people and if you are interested in participating in this please email Ron on email@example.com or on 01673 842100 we hope to arrange this in the near future.We would also like to congratulate the Gala Committee, who have raised funds and were also able to access the Council funding, to locate a third AED at the Village Hall. We enjoyed a pleasant evening with them at their Pre-Gala dinner. We are looking forward to the Duck Race on New Year's Day 2020 and considering local worthy causes to support, any suggestions most welcome. Wendy Folgate
Paying to race a yellow plastic duck before the event costs just £1 Once named by you, your duck will be added to all the other ducks and launched onto the River Rase at 12 noon on New Years Day.
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