GO QUACKERS AT WORLD MUSEUM
Museum supports children’s charity
This week 40,000 rubber ducks will be waddling their way round World Museum, that’s enough ducks to stand as tall as the Radio City Tower fourteen times over.
From 1 April 2011 (and this is no prank) the ducks will be top of the ‘bill’ and on display throughout World Museum in anticipation of the annual Claire House Children’s Hospice sponsored Duck Race. Here visitors are encouraged to sponsor a duck for £2 and the sponsored ducks will then race on 9 July 2011 in the Leeds Liverpool Canal at the Pier Head.
For the next two years Claire House will be National Museums Liverpool’s local charity partner. By hosting the 40,000 ducks, National Museums Liverpool hopes to help Claire House raise its target of £100,000.
Claire House Merseyside area manager, Helen Carlson says: “This year we have set ourselves the highest ever fundraising target for this annual event of £100,000, but we can’t do it without the support of our local community so really appreciate the support from National Museums Liverpool.
“We are encouraging the Merseyside public and businesses to show their support for Claire House by purchasing a duck at World Museum ahead of the race on 9 July 2011. There are some fantastic prizes on offer for the winner of the race including the chance to take part in a training day with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.”
Director of World Museum, Steve Judd says: “Claire House is a very special cause and National Museums Liverpool is delighted it is our local charity partner. We’re very keen to promote their Duck Race and to help raise lots of money. It was quite a challenge putting 40,000 plastic ducks on display but we’ve managed it and they look fabulous. I’m sure that visitors will enjoy our duck trail around the museum – it’s free and great fun.”
As well as being able to sponsor a duck for £2 there are corporate ducks available to sponsor for £250. Corporate ducks will be on display at World Museum and be seen by thousands of museum visitors, they will be branded with the sponsor’s logo, included and displayed on the Radio City website, and also displayed on the Liverpool Duck website. The sponsored duck will also be in the duck race where some fantastic prizes can be won. For more info about corporate ducks visit www.liverpoolduckrace.co.uk or contact Helen Carlson on 0151 236 2933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org