Charity Duck Race to take place in August, will be shown on ETV

Charity Duck Race.
Charity Duck Race. Source: Aurelia Minev/ERR

The annual Charity Duck Race in support of children diagnosed with cancer, and their families, is to take place on August 30 and will be broadcast on ETV.

Märt Avandi, spokesperson for the Estonian Association of Parents of Children with Cancer (EAPCC) told ETV current affairs show "Ringvaade" that while the Charity Duck Race has traditionally taken place in early-June, it was delayed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and will instead take place on August 30. Additionally, the event will be broadcast on ETV.

Avandi said: "The final day of the Duck Race, when the rubber ducks are released on water, has always been a large event for us and spectators: an estimated 3,000-4,000 people have come to watch and we can't allow that this year. That is why we have decided to do the race as a TV show and ERR met us halfway, allowing us to broadcast it on August 30."

He explained that many families will tell their story on the special broadcast. "The magic of a TV spot is that the people making donations can see clear examples for what money is raised for."

The Duck Race is a charity event where rubber duck race each other in Kadrioru canal. The race takes place sevent time and is organized by the EAPCC. The aim is to raise awareness and help children with cancer and their families by encouraging companies and individuals to donate.

More information about the event and charity can be read here.


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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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