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Bank holiday charity fun with the Quays Duck Race

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It’s Quack!  The Quays Duck Race for children’s charity MedEquip4Kids returns this Easter and there are lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the fun.

The bank holiday event takes place on Good Friday outside the Helly Hanson Water Sports Centre where you can choose a rubber duck for £2 to take part in the main race.

Quays Duck Race, Salford Quays

Quays Duck Race, Salford Quays

The event is sponsored by the Lowry Outlet, which means that all funds raised by the event will go to directly to support the charity’s work providing paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams.

Centre Manager for the Lowry Outlet, Kelly Hurst, says: ‘We are so pleased to be able to sponsor the Quays Duck Race, which is for a brilliant cause, that raises much needed funds for children in Salford and the surrounding areas. The event has a fantastic community spirit to it, which see families enjoying a great day out and raising money for charity’.

The charity is encouraging more businesses to get involved by sponsoring individually decorated Mega Ducks which will open the event with the first race of the day.

The charity is currently fundraising for a number of projects across the region including a hand-held blood analyser and other essential equipment for Salford Royal Hospital’s Paediatric Accident and Emergency Unit.

Currently staff process blood samples in other departments in the hospital, requiring a member of staff to leave the Unit during critical times. The hand-held device could be taken to a patient’s bedside and requires a much smaller amount of blood meaning a far more comfortable process for the patient.

Rachael Baird, the Unit Manager explains: ‘‘Having this device would quicken time critical decisions and improve emergency care, by enabling staff to stay by the patient’s side where they are needed the most’.

Quays Duck Race
Quays Duck Race

The event kicks off at 12.30pm on 19 April 2019 with refreshments, tombola stall and a chance to try out the Helly Hanson Centre climbing wall. The Business Challenge Mega Duck Race starts at 3pm followed by the Big Duckling Race at 3:30pm.

Ghazala Baig, Chief Executive at MedEquip4Kids says: ‘We are so thankful for the fantastic support received from Lowry Outlet and our Mega Duck sponsors. We know that this is going to be the best year yet for the Quays Duck Race which will enable us to support even more children.’

For more details about how your business can sponsor a creatively decorated Mega Duck contact the MedEquip4Kids office on 0161 798 1600 or email info@medequip4kids.org.uk.

Visit the website for more information about the event.

Written by
Carmel Thomason
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Written by Carmel Thomason