Alford Rotary’s duck race held in Sauchen

Alice Summers, grand-daughter of president Alastair MacPherson catching the first duck home.
Alice Summers, grand-daughter of president Alastair MacPherson catching the first duck home.

Alford and District Rotary held their annual duck race in the burn at the Mill of Sauchen on Sunday afternoon.

Once again the members had managed to sell all 1,500 ducks during the summer. This year the main beneficiary is the Archie Foundation at Aberdeen Sick Childrens’ Hospital but, as the first duck in had been purchased by Kildrummy Inn, the £100 first prize is going to Darvia International Child Welfare Fund, the charity they have supported for some time.

The next duck had been bought by Elaine Wilson from Aberdeen, so she will receive a cheque for £50.

The third duck had been paid for anonymously with instructions to give any winnings to the charity. Twenty five pounds will be added to the amount the members decide, at their next business meeting, to give to Archie.

A very enjoyable afternoon was spent by everyone attending. The children played in the burn until they were blue with the cold and members and friends were well fed by the ladies and a barbeque laid on by the club.

Once again the members would like to thank everyone who bought a duck and so ensured the success of the event.