‘Hundreds’ attend Great Fakenham Duck Race as event floats town’s boat
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The organisers of a north Norfolk community event have praised the “hundreds” who took part in the town’s duck and raft races.
The Great Fakenham Duck Race was held on Sunday, June 2, with food, face painting and family fun at Goggs Mill Road bridge.
Organiser Richard Crook, from Active Fakenham, said the day went "really well," and added: "I didn't count them but there were certainly [people] in the hundreds.
"We had a large field and different activities, food and tea and cakes, and on the other side we had the races."
The event saw nine people take part in a river race on cardboard rafts, as well as 25 entries in the corporate duck race, which saw the town's businesses race decorated ducks on the River Wensum.
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Mr Crook added: "We sold 600-700 small ducks.
"It was fully environmental - we used compostable cups.
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"The feedback we've had was very good. We kept it very low cost - People could go and not spend any money."