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Hundreds to race rubber ducks for charity

Annual duck race Credit: PA

Hundreds of yellow rubber ducks will take to the water in Manchester and Salford today in aid of charity. Events will be held at Spinningfields and at Salford Quays, the money raised will go towards local children's causes.

The fifth annual Duck Race in support of Brainwave will kick off at 2pm at Spinningfields. Another second event new for this year will take place at the Salford Quays water sports centre hosted by Manchester based charity MedEquip4Kids.

MedEquip4Kids improves the health of children and babies by providing specialist paediatric equipment for hospitals and community health teams.