Walton Homes Lends Support To Local Scout Group, Sponsoring Charity Duck Race

27th June 2024

Staffordshire based housebuilder, Walton Homes, helped the 1st Armitage Scout group ensure that the 2024 Armitage with Handsacre Village Day was a quacking good day for all involved, sponsoring the annual charity duck race.

Taking place on Saturday the 22nd of June, the Armitage with Handsacre Village Day provided fun for all the family; free for everyone to attend, the event included a children’s sports day, a raffle, range of competitions, food and drinks stalls – and even a dog agility display and fun pet show for furry family members! The Village Day provided an ideal opportunity for the local community to come together, all while raising funds for the 1st Armitage Scout Group.

Pictured above: The 1st Armitage Scout Group prepare for the Duck Race.

Pictured above: Walton Homes’ Sales and Marketing Manager, Helen Robinson, initiates the duck race. 


The duck race saw 1,000 of the little yellow birds set sail down the village brook in Armitage. With ducks being sold for £1 each, excited attendees eagerly tried to spot their feathered friends bobbing along the brook, with Walton Homes providing gold, silver and bronze prizes for the ducks that came in the first three places, with first place receiving £100, second £75, and third £25. Helen Robinson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Walton Homes, started the race and presented the three winners with their prizes, including first prize winner Emma Simpson.

Pictured above: Tammy from the 1st Armitage Scout Group, first-prize winner of the duck race Emma Simpson, and Walton Homes Sales and Marketing Manager,  Helen Robinson.


Amy Summerton, Director at Walton Homes, says: “Here at Walton Homes, we always like to support our local communities – and with our Acresford Park development based in the beautiful Handsacre, we were more than happy to continue our ongoing involvement in the Armitage with Handsacre Village Day. Congratulations to all the winners, and everyone who took part to make the day go so swimmingly!”

Pictured above: Andrew, Mark, James and Alex that helped out with the event.

Pictured above: The finish line of the duck race. 

Pictured above: A crowd gathers as they watch the winning ducks pass the finish line. 


Walton Homes would like to thank everyone who participated in the Duck Race to help raise funds for the 1st Armitage Scout Group as well as all of the volunteers that helped out on the day.