Annual Rubber Duck Race raises £1,500 for COSMIC!
Every year we host an annual Rubber Duck Race and Dragon Boat Regatta that all local businesses in Paddington come together, support and take part in to raise essential funds for COSMIC (Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care) at St. Mary’s Hospital which is across the canal from Merchant Square Estate.
Last year we raised over £27,000 for the charity but unfortunately this year this wasn’t an event we were able to host.
We still wanted to to support COSMIC as we have done for over 13 years and decided to continue with our annual Rubber Duck Race in a virtual and socially distanced way.
On Thursday 10th September, we streamed the event to our online community through Instagram, had a socially distanced sideline of the community that still live, visit or work at Merchant Square and managed to raise £1,500 for the charity with the help of GoBoat UK who not only helped us on the water but got us to our target amount.
A big thank you to everyone who supported and helped us raise funds including our service partners, occupiers, residents, friends, families and visitors!