By Sophie Smith

Web Editor

The Deepings Lions Duck Race to go ahead online

The annual Deepings Lions Duck Race is back and raising funds for the deaf blind charity Sense. 


The Deepings Lions Duck Race will be taking place as a virtual event this year for the first time in its history.

The Duck Race is being held on September 6 at 2pm and will be broadcast live on the Deepings Lions Facebook.

Dave Coombs, one of the event organisers said: "Despite many events being cancelled this year because of COVID-19, we didnt want the community to miss out on the fun or miss the opportunity of raising charity funds."

The event, hosted by DJ Funky Fossil, will use videos and photographs from previous years races with the winning numbers selected at random with prizes of £100, £50 and £25.

There will also be a Giant Duck naming competition, where the winner will win £20 and a trophy. Other entertainment on the day includes Professor Diamond and his Punch and Judy Show. 

The Duck Race was first held by the Lions in 1982 and after a nine year gap, was revived by the club in 2009.

The Deepings Lions President, Steve Holt said: "Over the years, thanks to the generosity of our local communities, the event has supported many charities including Cardiac Risk in the Young, St. Barnabas Hospice, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and Macmillan Nurses.

"This year we are donating funds to Sense. Sense is a fantastic organisation. It provides support for anyone living with complex needs including those who are deaf blind, so that they should not be isolated, left out or unable to fufill their potential."

The Lions hope that everyone will enjoy the event and have a "wonderful quacking duck day".

To sponsor a duck, visit the Deepings Lions Duck Race website, JustGiving page or email

You can also donate via the Duck Race cash buckets, located in the Community Centre, Crafts & Antiques and Spa shops around Market Deeping and in Sense shops in Spalding and Peterborough. 

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