An estimated 24–25,000 people supported the Bramhall And Woodford Rotary Club Duck Race at Bramhall Park on Sunday May 15th. It was sponsored by Barclays Bank plc, Angela Beer, Reed Rains Estate Agents and CadAssist.
A massive “Thank You” to the people of Bramhall and the surrounding areas for coming along to support this event. It was the best yet!
There were a variety of duck races to enter:- seven Giant Duck Races which were supported by local businesses and community groups, and four with 1,000 small ducks in each, raising lots of money for charity.
The cup for the Best Dressed Duck was judged by MP Mary Robinson and was won by Bramhall Methodist Church Rainbows.
As well as Duck racing, there was a fairground, games, community choirs, dancing groups and craft stalls. There was music from Walthew Steel Band, Bramhall High School Orchestra and Stockport Schools Brass Band.
Along with Elegant Chainsaw Carving, this year also saw Rainbow 88 sponsored Chinese Unicorn Dance, a demonstration of Krav Maga and Shetland Pony Rides.
I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme went head to head with a Tug of War Challenge. The children’s pull was won by Cheadle Hulme Village and the adults competition was won by Bramhall Village.
The Great Bramhall Bake Off was judged by the Mayor & Mayoress of Stockport. and the winners, whose prize is a Masterclass with Scott of Bramhall Bakery, were:-
Scones - Poppy Kirkham
Best Victoria Sponge - Steph
Best Cup Cake – Elise & Cory
There were also prizes donated by Crookilley Crafts and Lakeland for:-
Most Decorative Cup Cake – Gill Halloway
Most Decorative Victoria Sponge – Joanne Watts
Best Victoria Sponge runner up – Andrew
The Schools Choir Festival attracted five participants vying for the Bramhall & Woodford Rotary Club Cup and the standard was absolutely tremendous.
The judges, Kate and Kirsty, decided on:
1. Bradshaw Hall School choir.
2. Cheadle Catholic School choir
3. Moss Hay School choir, Pownall Green School, St Catherine's RC School,
At the end of the presentation everyone gave the choirs, other entertainers and themselves a huge cheer for supporting other children and their families who visit Francis House. It was a really magical moment.
The winning location for Columbus Bear travelling courtesy of Prestbury Travel Worldwide was D3.
The money raised will be shared between the Francis House Childrens Hospice which is based in Didsbury, and other charities supported by the The Bramhall & Woodford Rotary Club.