Duck Race Auction Quacking Success
Duck Race Auction raises £7,601 for Break
Wow what a night at the Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction at Maid's Head Hotel, Norwich. Who would have believed that our rubber ducks would fetch £7,601 at auction to change young lives making the overall total a massiive £15,000.
Well they did under the hammer of auctioneer Elliot Symonds twitter followers will know him for his dry wit as @quirkative. The atmosphere was electric as the ducks waited patiently for their turn to go under the hammer.
The duck which sold for the most money was called Castle Quackery and fetched £750, going home to The Castle Carvery who sponsored him. Among the other ducks to go for high prices last night were Windy Duck (£500), Liberty, created by Jeni Matthews, Break's Fundraising Administrator and bought back by sponsor Prospect Handling (£380), YodaDuck, created by New Zealand artist Mandi Pope (£320), Moss (£305), Duck QuackEnroe sponsored by AshtonKJC and designed by artist Phil Daniels (£300), Hippy Chick (£200), Bee My Honey Duck, another Phil Daniels creation (£200), and Ducky Parton (£160).
The Anglia Restaurants Team, David Maidstone, James Willaims, Kelly Taylor and Scott Gurney
Impressive haul of ducks purchased by Cornwall Energy, 14 in all is definitely a record!
Huge thanks to The Ribs of Beef pub Anthea and Roger Cawdron and their wonderful staff for hosting the Grand Norwich Duck Race for four years; sponsors Adnams and Carlsberg; Duck sponsors and artists; supporters who bought baby duck raffle tickets; our amazing volunteers; the Canoe Man and his team; the Maid's Head Hotel; Team Break; Elliot Symonds, auctioneer and all the wonderful people who dug deep to buy the ducks.
Latest info and duck gallery is on the Break Charity facebook page.
Thank you everyone for your amazing support.
young care leavers supported by our Moving on Team