An Easter duck race raised a record amount of money despite it being lovely weather for ducks.

The annual fundraising duck race in Burton Bradstock, organised by the Friends of Burton Bradstock Primary School, raised a record £1110 towards equipment for the children to use in the classrooms.

Unfortunately, due to the exceptional rainfall and with the River Bride in full flood, it was not safe to put the ducks into the water, nor the personnel to retrieve them.

The tickets that were sold were drawn out of a tombola drum to establish the winners this year for the first time.

With a wide range of stalls and sideshows, the event drew a large crowd, who took part in all the other activities on offer, which ranged from pig racing to guessing the name of the large cuddly rabbit and a coconut shy, whilst members of the Friends served creams teas, with hot food provided from Maydown Farm.

Rachel Brook, chair of the friends, said: "We feared we might have to move all the stalls into the school until almost the last minute.

"However, the weather forecast continued to improve and, with the recreation ground being well drained, we decided that it would be feasible to run all the sideshows and and refreshments as planned, which resulted in the best possible outcome."

The Duck Race is the most important fundraiser of the year for the Friends, due to it bringing in the largest amount of income of any single event.

Rachel said: "We were so pleased that the event was able to go ahead with the efforts of so many parents.

Headteacher, Claire Staple, added: "And everyone had tremendous fun despite the constraints."