We were delighted to provide a bumper prize pot for a high-profile duck race on the Tay in central Perth on Saturday 16 April 2022.
2,000 rubber ducks were released and recaptured on the River Tay in what was thought to be the biggest duck race ever to take place on the river. The fun event was to raise money to ensure eleven local young people can take up their places at the 2023 World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.
Haddow Bathrooms and Kitchens were delighted to be supporting their local community and pledged £600 of prize money for the event, providing the owners of the first three ducks with £300, £200 and £100 each.
The fundraising team hoped the event would net over £4,000, a big contribution to the £44,000 needed to get all eleven young people to the Jamboree next year. There was a large turn-out for the event which we’re delighted to confirm raised over £5,500 to help the young scouts to travel to as well as a donation going to The Teenage Cancer Trust.
The 2022 Scout Duck Race Winners were;
1st – £300 Iain Baird Duck 1768
2nd – £200 Chris Kirk Duck 1981
3rd – £100 Elaine Garvie Duck 1535
Anyone who’d like to support the group’s fundraising can go to the group’s Go Fund Me page where they are collecting donations that will be equally shared with the Teenage Cancer Trust. https://www.teenagecancertrust.org
Stephen Gorton, Explorer Scout Leader from Perth and Kinross Scouts said;
“We had over 60 volunteers from Scouting, who made the day, with a very clear message that we Do more, Learn more and can Be more. Scouting is all about supporting young people with skills for life.”
It was lovely to see hundreds of people in Perth enjoying a fun event.
This was a great start to our fundraising campaign and it was amazing to see our team work together and deliver it safely.”
Haddow Bathrooms and Kitchens / The Bathroom Company Director, Fiona Lowry said;
“It is always a pleasure to support the local community and Haddow Bathrooms and Kitchens are delighted to help the Scouts with their fundraising efforts, as well as supporting The Teenage Cancer Trust, who really go the extra mile for teenagers as they struggle with cancer.”