The annual Harry's Duck Race at Pontblyddyn Cricket Club was another great success

The local community, who had generously purchased ducks, gathered on Sunday 3rd September to enjoy the races and a tasty BBQ whilst raising over £2,000 in vital funds for our hospices.

Guest of honour for the day was Wrexham Mayor, Andy Williams who was on-hand to start the races and even judge the decorated ducks.

Organiser Julia Jones (Harry's mum) with Mayor Andy Williams

Julia Jones who organises the event alongside her family said: "What a fantastic day it was.

"I'd like to thank everybody who made it possible, my family and friends, the cricket club, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith and the Mayor.

"A special thanks must also go to the local community and stall holders who come along and make it a fun day for all the family.

"We look forward to next year's event already."

Young Eevee helps set off one of the heats from the bridge

Hope House and Ty Gobaith fundraiser Nicola Eyes, said: “We just love this event, it’s such great fun.

“We are very grateful to Julia and her family for hosting it and thank all the local community and businesses who get involved.

“Every penny raised will help us make a real difference to local children and families with our services.”

Event history

The race and fun day is a memorial event held each year by the family of Harry Jones who died in his sleep in 2015 aged four. 

After Harry died his family received care at Hope House and used our special Snowflake Suite, as well as receiving counselling.

Picture Gallery

Some of the large decorated ducks from supporters such as Mowgli, Principality and CCP Building Supplies

The community enjoyed the weather, a BBQ and Bar whilst watching the races

Crowds watch and cheer on their ducks

The Jones family and helpers gather the ducks up at the finish line for the next heat

Winning dressed ducks including Captain Quack Sparrow (right) with supporters from Principality Building Society