VIDEO: Duck race draws a large crowd

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Hundreds turned out for Burton Latimer’s annual Duck Race this afternoon (Sunday, June 23).

The event has been running for more than 14 years and organisers believe this year’s even may have been the most popular yet, with more than 1,540 ducks sold.

Almost £2,000 is usually raised at the annual each, with the proceeds going towards the conservation and running of Burton Latimer’s pocket park and the town’s scout group.

Organiser Maureen Jerram said: “It’s very popular with people in the town, and people from the surrounding areas.

“It is a lot of hard work but when we see how much it raises it’s worth it.”

Cllr Roger Knight, Mayor of Burton Latimer, said: “There was a very good turnout - it’s always very popular. I am also chairman of the pocket park committee so I’m very pleased as the duck race plays a key part in maintaining the pocket park, which is a benefit for the whole community.”