Ironbridge is set to go a bit quackers this weekend as the much-anticipated Lets Go Quackers Family Art Trail officially opens.

Ten larger than life ducks will be on display at various points within the town between Saturday 5 May and Sunday 8 July before swimming off to Southwater in Telford where they will be on display from July 14 as part of the Telford 50 celebrations.

The project is brain child of unstoppable fundraiser and all round good egg, Julie Ward, who was inspired after seeing the trail of gorillas on display in Norwich back in 2013. Julie and the rest of the team have worked tirelessly on the project after securing a grant from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Your Community High Street Fund.

After months on hard work the 9ft ducks, which have all been painted by local artists, will go on display to the general public this weekend. The art trail is free of charge and you can download a map of where the ducks are by clicking here.

Once they have finished their travels the ducks will be auctioned off to raise money for our hospice and the Jayne Sarget Foundations.

It goes without saying that we would like Julie and the team for their unwavering dedication to the project, you should be really proud of what you have achieved.

You can find out more information about the ducks on the Lets Go Quackers website.



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