Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

They're All Quackers about Racing Ducks! ; SINGER AND CHEF URGE SUPPORT FOR CHARITY EVENT

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

They're All Quackers about Racing Ducks! ; SINGER AND CHEF URGE SUPPORT FOR CHARITY EVENT

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HAPPY Mondays singer Rowetta and TV chef Simon Rimmer say they are excited about this year's Manchester Duck Race.

Former X Factor finalist Rowetta gave mascot Dave the Duck a good- luck kiss and Simon took a dip in a duck-filled tub ahead of the event this Friday.

The pair have announced their support for the Good Friday race and are encouraging as many businesses and individuals to get behind it and enter a corporate or small duck.

Step On singer Rowetta will be joining Coronation Street favourite Jack P Shepherd by throwing thousands of rubber ducks into the River Irwell off The New Bailey Street Bridge at 2pm in front of 10,000 people.

And there are still some ducks left.

All the money raised will go to the charity Brainwave which work to improve the lives of families and children with sensory, cognitive and learning disabilities. …

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