The Liverpool Duck Trail was a huge success across Liverpool engaging old and younger audiences, audiences, tourists and those local to Merseyside.
The trail, launched on the same evening as Liverpool’s LightNight, set out to add colour, creativity and fun to the streets of Liverpool. It also aimed to raise awareness and funds for its chosen charity – Macmillan Cancer Support, who are one of the largest British charities that provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
The 20 larger than life ducks towering seven feet high celebrated ‘Liverpool firsts’, with each duck themed on an event in history that Liverpool was the first to achieve. Liverpool artists were chosen to design and paint the ducks, including, Beatles Duck, LFC Duck, EFC Duck and Steamboat Duck.
A range of celebrities have signed many of the ducks once out across the city. Liverpool legends Alan Kennedy, Phil Thompson, Phil Neal and John Aldridge have signed LFC duck. EFC Duck has over 15 signatures littered on its blue duck breast by Everton’s First Team.
Liverpool singer and dancer Jennifer Ellison has made her mark on ‘Construction Duck’ as well BBC’s The Royal Family comedian Ricky Tomlinson who singed ‘Roadie Duck’. The latest signing in the celebrity duck bank was performer, singer and winner of ITV’s Dancing on Ice Ray Quinn singed Train Duck outside the backdrop of Lime Street Station earlier this week.
The Liverpool Duck Trail has now ended across the city but all 20 ducks are available for public viewing at Mann Island, Pier Head until mid –September before being auctioned off.
The next phase of the project seeks to acquire more celebrities to sign ducks that will auctioned in September – hosted by Sutton Kersh taking place at the Royal Liver Building.
If you’re a business looking for that something to animate your office, a dedicated follower of football, love public art or want to contribute to a great cause, make some space in your diary in mid-September.
For more information about the auction please contact Helen Goodwin, Marketing Manager at Sutton Kersh on 0151 482 2553 or by email at Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the ducks at Mann Island email Barry@aquaducked.co.uk