Dave Spikey design charity duck

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Comedian Dave Spikey is the latest celebrity to spruce up a giant duck.

Spikey popped in for a flying visit to Botany Bay, Canal Mill, Botany Bay, Chorley to unveil his own four-foot-six charity duck on Monday.

Dave Spikey with his Puddletown Pirate duck at Botany Bay, Chorley

Dave Spikey with his Puddletown Pirate duck at Botany Bay, Chorley

The entertainer, who lives in Chorley, is best known for starring as Jerry St Clair alongside Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness in hit channel 4 TV comedy Phoenix Nights.

And he was pleased that the duck - named ‘Puddle’ after Botany Bay’s children’s play centre Puddletown Pirates - will be auctioned off to raise money for three major cancer charities Clic Sargent, Macmillan and Marie Curie cancer care.

He said: “I was delighted to design the Botany Bay AquaDuck, it’s a fun, family friendly initiative which also helps the three nominated cancer charities, which are close to my heart”

Spikey joins fellow celebrities Linda Lusardi, Jand Wayne Hemingway in designing one of 20 ducks that are dotted across the county for AquaDuck’s Lancashire Duck Trail.

A spokesman for organisers Aquaducked.co.uk said: “Each of the 20 ducks has been personally designed by celebrities and the money raised will go to three amazing Cancer charities that provide help and support for the one in three people that are diagnosed with Cancer.”

The duck is on display at Botany Bay, for more details see: www.aquaducked.co.uk