THEY had a “quacking” time.

And those who took part in the annual Holmfirth Duck Race yesterday raised more than £10,000 for charity.

Participants placed their plastic ducks on the water in a race down the River Holme hoping to scoop the £1,000 prize.

One of the organisers, David Pearson, said: “It has obviously been very good weather so we’ve had record numbers of people this year – more than 3,000 and more than 8,000 tickets sold.”

Mr Pearson said: “It has been wonderful – with the Mayor, Clr Eric Firth, launching the ducks at 2.20pm and all the money we raise going to local good causes.”

It is expected the event, organised by Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table, will raise more than £10,000 with local charities, including the Laura Crane Trust, benefiting.

In addition to the Duck Race, there were stalls and attractions on the field at Sands.

The winning duck was number 244.