A warm July morning found the Projectfive team at the annual BIG Yellow Duck Race, the ducks were in place, the team were raring to go and the sun was shining as bright as the teams orange polo-shirts.
Taking place every summer on The River Wey in Guildford, the duck raceis held to help raise money for Surrey Care Trust and their “Changing Lives Summer Appeal”. The appeal helps fund services that support local disadvantaged and vulnerable people through mentoring, education and many other helpful resources.
Our tastefully, or should I say tastily named duck: “Duck a l’orange” got off to a worrying start managing to somehow get caught on the guide rope and was left behind as the competitors flew ahead. Finally breaking free it wasn’t long before we hit another hurdle when our duck then decided to take a break as it got caught along the side of the river, it wasn’t looking good.
Thanks to a last minute, extra charitable donation from our Managing Director: Steve, “Duck a l’orange” got a second chance and was put through to the final. As the final race started Projectfive looked like they were heading for first place, this was until our duck managed to steer its way into a bush. A little coaxing along from a guide man on the water only made matters worse as Duck a l’orange’s hat fell into the river, and right before judging for the “best hat” competition was due to take place!
Whilst we may not have had much luck with the duck races, we did have a great day and helped contribute to the real winner of the duck race: The Surrey Care Trust!
Find out more about the Surrey Care Trust and their Duck Race over at: http://www.surreycaretrust.co.uk/events/the-big-yellow-duck-race-2015/