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Buxton duck race raises hundreds for fundraising Scouts

PUBLISHED: 15:09 14 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:22 14 July 2014

Buxton duck race. Organisers, left, Callum Hall and Harry Gillingwater. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Buxton duck race. Organisers, left, Callum Hall and Harry Gillingwater. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

The weekend downpour did not stop a charity duck race put on by three teenage Scouts.

It was held yesterday at Buxton Mill and raised £700 for 1st Buxton Lamas Sea Scout Group young leaders Callum Hall and Harry Gillingwater and 14-year-old member Joseph Richards.

Harry and Callum, both 17 and from Hevingham and Aylsham respectively, are going to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree at Yamaguchi City, Japan, in July next year as members of the international service team.

Their roles will include the general running of the 10-day event, organising activities, trips and cooking for the thousands of Scouts.

Joseph will also be going to the jamboree, which will attract 30,000 worldwide Scouts.

Each of the teenagers need to raise £3,000 each, which will pay for youngsters from third world countries to enjoy the jamboree.

Only eight representatives from the Norfolk Scouting movement will be represented at the camp.

Callum, a Paston Sixth Form student, said: “It will be an honour to go.”

The duck race winner was Jane Kemp.

Harry and Callum will be holding future fundraisers for their jamboree trip, including a quiz night on October 10 and auction of promises on November 22 at the scout group’s Balay Park headquarters in Buxton.

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