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Giant duck trail lights up designer Wayne’s world

QUACK ART: Frances Perry, artist from Prestons College, with Lindsay Roxburgh, events organisor at Aqua Ducked, and Prestons College tutor Christine Standford with the giant duck at Barton Grange Garden Centre

QUACK ART: Frances Perry, artist from Prestons College, with Lindsay Roxburgh, events organisor at Aqua Ducked, and Prestons College tutor Christine Standford with the giant duck at Barton Grange Garden Centre

A top local designer has backed a larger-than-life artistic scheme that could raise millions for charity.

Wayne Hemingway has designed one of 24 giant ducks that will be dotted across Lancashire’s tourist hot-spots.

The charity duck trail has been commissioned by aquaducked.co.uk and the aim is to raise a huge amount of money for three cancer charities – Mackmillan Cancer Support, Clic Sargent and Marie Curie Cancer Cure.

Wayne’s 4ft 6ins duck is called Flock of Fonts and will roost all summer at Barton Grange, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston.

The yellow duck is in the first batch of eleven that have been painted by Preston’s College students – the following 13 are yet to be designed.

Dave Spikey, Jodie Prenger and Linda Lusardi are amongst a host of other celebrities who have designed ducks that will pop up at Botany Bay in Chorley, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Zoo.

Preston’s St George’s Centre duck, Music Duck, has been allocated to BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gilmore and will be on show in the city centre shopping mall tomorrow.

Wayne’s design has just been unveiled to visitors at Barton Grange and the designer has signed the figure that will be auctioned off for charity in October.

And the 53-year-old co-founder of fashion house Red-or-Dead is pleased to support a project that embraces many of his passions.

He said: “It has been great being involved in something that includes a lot of my passions – designing, creating, great charitable causes and my home county.”

To see a map of the duck trail around the county visit: www.aquaducked.co.uk

 

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