Thank you to the Shoreham Society and enthusiastic duck racers for the donation of £685.13 to support our activities.

The money was raised at this year’s Duck Race on the Darent. It’s an event which takes place annually in May and has grown in popularity since the first team of ducks was launched on the river forty years ago. With interest in the event spreading well beyond Shoreham, it has been the source of significant funds for local good causes.

Rumour has it that the small team who initially launched the idea of the race included one of our committee members. It was proposed as a way to help the community to focus on the river (which at that time was in poor health, with sections completely drying up in some hot summers).

Our thanks to the Shoreham Society and congratulations for another very successful event.