Pickerings Lifts goes quackers for duck race
£1,945 was raised for The Rifles Care for Casualties, The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund and One Close Support Regiment REME
Pickerings Lifts took like a duck to water during Stockton Borough Council’s annual charity duck race on Friday 5 July.
The North East office, based in Stockton-on-Tees, sponsored a duck alongside other local companies.
The event took place at Tees Barrage and was hosted by the Mayor, Councillor Lynne Hall. All funds raised went to help wounded soldiers from the three regiments that achieved the honour of the Freedom of the Borough: The Rifles Care for Casualties, The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund and One Close Support Regiment REME.
Colour Sergeant Chris Coxon from the 8 Rifles Regiment gave a special bugle performance to launch the race, with members of the public, local businesses and schools coming along to watch over 200 duck vie for position.
We went along on the day and were delighted to see our duck come in third place in the corporate duck race.
Rob Jensen, Customer Support Manager for the Pickerings Lifts North East office said: “We’ve worked with Stockton Borough Council for over thirty years, so we were delighted to help sponsor the event.
We went to cheer on our duck ‘The Pickerings Flyer’ and were happy that our duck ‘winged’ its way to the finishing line! We had an excellent time and were pleased to support the Council and such a worthwhile group of charities.”
In 2018, Pickerings Lifts received an award from Stockton Borough Council for their contribution to the Borough, by being a long-standing business in the local area.