An annual duck race organised by a Nidderdale shopping outlet has raised £1,000 for a national charity.
Bliss – a charity that supports premature babies and their families – has been chosen by the Darley Mill Centre as its annual charity, and as such will benefit from a series events being held over the course of the year.
Darley Mill Centre owner Ross Leventhal said:
Once again the duck race proved to be a great success and there was no shortage of spectators along the water course.
This year the weather was on our side and the flow of the stream was just right to make it an exciting race to watch.
Right up to the off we were selling tickets, and the winner – who won a first prize of £150 – purchased the last one.
Each year, one in every nine babies in the UK is born either premature or sick and Bliss – which was established in 1979 – works to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
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The Darley Mill Centre is part of the company which owns and runs The Yorkshire Linen Co and Linen Warehouse chain of shops.
It is situated on the edge of Harrogate, near Menwith Hill, and one of its most prominent features is its 27ft diameter water wheel, which was recently restored to full working condition.