The Rotary Club of Bude has made a payment of more than £1,600 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to support the organisation’s vital work saving lives at sea through its search and rescue service. 

This sum was half of the total net proceeds from the annual duck race organised by the club and held on Bude Canal on August 28. 

The balance of the funds raised will be used by the Rotary Club to support its wide range of charitable activities and projects in and around Bude.

Rotary Club president Rob Cox said: “I and my colleagues in the club are delighted  to have been able to make our latest contribution to RNLI and would like once again to thank the many local people and visitors to the town who so generously bought 4,000 tickets for the race.”

A spokesperson for the RNLI said: “From all the crew and committee at Bude RNLI, we would like to say a big thank you to Bude Rotary for their kind donation of over £1,600 from this year’s Annual Duck Race on Lifeboat Day back in August where over £30,000 was raised over the weekend for the RNLI. 

“With 4,000 ducks involved in the race, it is always a popular event with the public and crew and we’re looking forward to next year’s race already. 

“With your kind donations and continued support we are able to save lives at sea. Thank you.”a