Freedom Duck Race 2011 raising funds for the Alzheimer's Socirty
Date: Monday, April 11 @ 10:07:10 EDT
Topic: Caravanning News
After the success in 2008, 2009 and 2010 its back again in 2011
Freedom North East 2000 Caravan Club is raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society
Freedom North East 2000 Caravan Club (FNE 2000 CC) have great pleasure in announcing the launch of their Freedom Duck Race 2011 Web Site: www.freedomduckrace.co.uk and ticket sales for the race.
On Saturday 04th June 2011 at 1pm FNE 2000 CC will again be holding a Charity Duck Race to raise funds for their 2011 season chosen charity – the Alzheimer’s Society . This will take place on the River Wear at Stanhope Showground. The Duck Day commences at 11.30am with small side stalls of hook-a-duck, ball in the bucket, target darts and by popular demand “Soak the Chairman”, where Club Chairman Neville Simmons will allow members to throw wet sponges and buckets at water at him.
of 50 families (units – Caravan/Motorhome). We hold Exemption Certificates from Natural England allowing us to use land up to 28 days for Caravan Purposes. We have members in Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and North Yorkshire.
Pictures for use with this event are available from the Press Page on the Duck Race website or by contacting Freedom North East 2000 Caravan Club directly on the details as below
Ducks will cost £1 to adopt for the race day and the main prizes consist of:
£100 1st Prize donated by Lee’s Coaches of Durham
£25 2nd Prize donated by Rise and Shine Bakery Newcastle
Selection of Cup Cakes 3rd Prize donated by Rosie’s Delights of County Durham
£20 4th Prize donated by Chipchase and Carrick Joinery & Electrical
£10 5th Prize donated by Chipchase and Carrick Joinery & Electrical
Other prizes will be announced near the date of the race.
Tickets are available from all Committee members of FNE 2000 CC or by completing the form available at www.freedomduckrace.co.uk
Chairman of FNE 2000 CC Neville Simmons said,”After the success of the previous Duck Races and Duck Days the committee had no hesitation than to have this event in our charity calendar for 2011. FNE 2000 CC would like to thank all the sponsors for their help with the event, especially in the current economic climate and we look forward to hopefully another great day in June raising money for charity whilst having fun”.
The duck race is one of a number of events planned by the organisation and hope that they can surpass their recent totals of £624.72 in 2010 for the Right Worshipful Mayor of Durham Charity Appeal, £2,635.95 in 2009 for Hartlepool & District Hospice, £2869.08 in 2008 for Meningitis UK, £1,345 and £1,620 raised for the Great North Air Ambulance Service in 2007 and Cancer Research in 2006 respectively.
Further Press Releases
The Club Committee plans to issue further News Releases regarding this event over the coming months.
Further Charity Activity of FNE 2000 CC
FNE 2000 CC plan further charity activities including raffles, tombola's, auction and a sponsored walk in October around the Durham area. More details on our web site at www.fne2000cc.co.uk/charity.htm
The total amount raised will be presented to the Alzheimer’s Society at the Freedom Award Evening on Saturday 29th October 2011 at Northallerton Rugby Club.
Editors Note: Freedom North East 2000 Caravan Club was formed in 2000; the club has a current membership
Further Contact: Neville Simmons – Club Chairman
T: 07523 419765.
E: [email protected] or [email protected]