Specsavers in Belper held a competition in-store to choose the design for their giant duck in the Ey Up Mi Duck race for Sight Support in Derby.

The official Specsavers duck

Prior to the charity race on Saturday 19 May, the team from Specsavers on King Street invited residents to put their design ideas on mini rubber ducks and submit them in store. Local Freya Harris’ design, called ‘Duck Turpin’ was selected from more than 30 entries, and her winning design decorated the official Specsavers duck.

The proceeds from purchasing the giant duck go to Sight Support Derby.

‘We had some really imaginative designs entered into our competition,’ said Belper store director Andy McBride. ‘The decision was a tough one, but the whole team agreed that Duck Turpin really stole the show!

Fantastic time

‘We had a fantastic time at the duck race on Saturday, cheering on Duck Turpin down the river. Unfortunately, he didn’t win the ‘Best Dressed’ title, but we were definitely very proud to have chosen Freya’s artwork.’

Held annually in Derby, the duck race is Sight Support Derby’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and sees giant decorated plastic ducks and thousands of little ones take to the River Derwent for a race from St Mary’s Bridge to Millennium Bridge.

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