Getting our duck in a row for St Richard's Hospice

Tuesday 14th August 2018

We use the phrase “Get your ducks in a row” to encourage the making of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney but this took on a more literal meaning when we entered the St Richard’s Hospice annual duck race on the River Severn in Worcester…and Judge Wiggy Waldron certainly got himself in a row to win the race!

The race started at Worcester Bridge, South Quay on 11th August and, after some tense moments, ended with Wiggy Waldron crossing the finishing line first at Worcester Cathedral.

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Jabba Riaz, was there on the day to offer his support to the event and kindly had his photograph taken with the winner.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service provided safety boat support on the day, as well as well as rescuing Wiggy from the river.

Lisa Martin-Booth of Waldrons’ Business Development Team was responsible for making sure Wiggy looked on top form on the day in his black robes and traditional Judge’s wig.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with life-limiting illnesses. Each year they give free care and support to around 3,000 patients, loved ones and the bereaved – helping them towards the best quality of life possible. For more information about St Richard’s or to find out how you can help, please visit