Duck Race Fundraiser

Several yellow plastic ducks on the Mill's water wheel

In aid of Winchester City Mill’s fundraising appeal, we are hosting a grand duck race along the River Itchen on Saturday August 26. Anyone can take part and there are great prizes for the fastest finishers.

Sponsoring a duck

10am - 4:30pm, every day until they are all sponsored

Over a thousand yellow ducks are available to sponsor in preparation for the August duck race. For £5 you can snap yours up, either from the Mill’s shop (no admission charge) or over the phone (01962 870057).

The grand duck race

Saturday 26 August, 11am – 4pm, normal admissions apply

The fun starts at 11am. With cake and craft stalls, food and drink, fete games and chances to win prizes, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy.

Our yellow toy ducks will be released into the River Itchen at 2pm. You can follow their exciting journey starting from our island garden and finishing at Wharf Mill. With locally-donated prizes for the fastest finishers, there’s every reason to sponsor a duck.

All proceeds from the event and duck sponsorship will go to Winchester City Mill’s fundraising appeal. We need to raise £125,000 by autumn to make essential repairs to the building. Your participation is vital to keeping the Mill open to everyone.