What a 'Quacktastic' start it was to 2023
The 2023 New Year's Day duck race in Middle Rasen was the best yet, raising a total £1,876 with a record breaking 1,500 ducks entering the river for the race between the two bridges.
ALL money raised goes towards local worthy causes such as children's and adult groups, the new playpark, village hall, the Community Spirit, the installation and upkeep of three Defibrillators around the village to name just a few, we welcome any suggestions for future beneficiaries.
2024 race will again start at Parry's bridge on Low Church Rd, at 12.00 on 1st January and end at the bridge on Church Street. Prizes will be awarded for 1st to 5th place ducks and also the last duck! 1st duck to reach the bridge wins £100. All ducks have additional chances to win prizes, as there will be a draw held at the Nag's Head following the race together with a raffle.
A wide range of prizes are donated by local businesses to whom we are very grateful and full details can be found below
Ducks can be bought and - if you wish - named, prior to the race from the Nag's Head and online (full details on the website and FB page) also you can collect a form, from Crossroads village store to complete and return with your payment in an envelope up UNTIL 29th December. A limited number of ducks will be available at the bridge prior to the race.
We would also like to welcome Ian Miller, who has kindly volunteered to join the committee. If you would like more information or are able to donate a prize, please contact Ron Folgate on 01673 842100, and we look forward to seeing on New New Year's Day.
Wendy says " See you all in the NEW YEAR."
The MRDR Committee remain committed to ensuring the defibrillators around the village are maintained performing regular checks and have taken on Guardianship of all three, as well as joining the West Lindsey Defibrillator Service Scheme at an annual cost of £300. This Scheme will ensure that pads and batteries are replaced or that a defibrillator is replaced if required. 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.
The Middle Rasen Duck Race (MRDR)
A photo by Angela Mayne
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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.
2021 (No Race)
Middle Rasen Duck Race took on the Guardianship of a 3rd Defibrillator