Thursday, May 24, 2007
[May 21]London, UK/ THAME charity, The The Cambodia Trust, is to take part in the Great British Duck Race Guinness World record attempt. In taking part in the event, the Trust also hopes to raise £500,000 for UK charities.
The Duck Race will take place on the River Thames at Hampton Court Palace on September 02, when 165,000 rubber ducks will ‘race’ down a 1km stretch of the river. Anyone can ‘adopt’ a duck for £2, plus a recommended £3 donation to charity. The owner of the duck that crosses the finishing line first will win £10,000.
Guinness World Record
The World Record for a Duck Race is currently held by The Singapore Duck Race.
In 2001, they successfully sold and raced 123,500 ducks, raising $1,200,000 Singapore in the process.
The Great British Duck Race was launched in London on April 26, by TV presenter Gaby Logan. Aylesbury resident and Cambodia Trust supporter Rachel Madden represented the Trust at the launch. She said: "The Trust needs to raise £110,000 this year to keep its rehabilitation centres open in Cambodia. These centres provide artificial limbs and a helping hand out of poverty for thousands of landmine survivors and other disadvantaged disabled people. This is a great opportunity for the Cambodia Trust to raise much-needed funds. I’m encouraging my friends and family to support this local charity and adopt as many ducks as possible at www.thegreatbritishduckrace.co.uk!"
The Cambodia Trust was established in Thame in 1989 to provide support for Cambodia’s huge numbers of landmine survivors and other disadvantaged disabled people.
The Trust runs rehabilitation centres, community-based rehabilitation projects and an internationally accredited Prosthetics and Orthotics education centre in Cambodia, where students from Cambodia, Afghanistan, Iraq and other developing countries learn to make and fit artificial limbs.
The Cambodia Trust is a UK Registered Charity No. 1032476.