Design Inc are proud to announce its association with, and sponsorship of, The Big Duck Race in 2020.
For the past ten years, the Big Duck Race has been the flagship event at Staines-upon-Thames Day, raising much needed funds for Surrey-based charity, Midas Plus.
The entries for the Big Duck Race has grown dramatically over the years with 2019 seeing over 100 large ducks floating down the Thames near Staines Bridge. Not only has the number of entries grown but so has the quality of the decorations of the ducks. So much so that this year sees the introduction of a new award to go alongside the traditional award for the Race Winner.
Best Duck Design The new Best Duck Design Award celebrates the best of duck decoration with a £500 prize for the winner. So long as the duck is creatively decorated and doesn’t involve any outboard motors, anything goes: – use acrylic or waterproof paint to create a masterpiece of colours, patterns and words – add glue and place jewellery, fake gems, glitter, even feathers to the duck – cut up material and style the duck with clothing, a hat or glasses – don’t forget to add some hair; a wig, moustache or beard always looks great – add attachments – turn the duck into an aeroplane, a helicopter, a double decker bus, whatever.
Proud “We are more than proud to welcome Design Inc as part of The Big Duck Race family” says Mike Wylie, Trustee of MidasPlus. “The great thing about the race is not necessarily the winning but rather the taking part and witnessing the spectacle of so many wonderfully designed ducks on the water. Design Inc is a successful creative agency based in Staines-upon-Thames and their sponsorship of the new Best Designed Duck Award will help provide even more incentive to make our duck race the best ever.”
Staines-upon-Thames Day The 2020 Staines-upon-Thames day is on Sunday 28th June and features hundreds of stalls and attractions including bands playing throughout the day, dancers, comedians, funfair, competitions, food & beer tents. And, of course, The Big Duck Race.
Starting in Two Rivers at 2pm, the big ducks race down the River Colne and into the Thames with the finishing line at the Memorial Gardens close to Staines Bridge.
Ducks cost £50 each (or £25 if you are re-entering your duck from last year) Schools & colleges pay £25 (reduced to £15 to re-enter)