Porthleven Community Group’s Big Lunch a success

The annual Big Lunch organised by Porthleven Community Group took place on Sunday on the Moors playing field. At first, the was concern the weather would not be kind to the organisers, but after a brief shower during the setting up of the event, the weather turned out lovely.

It was good to see so many families turn up and enjoy the afternoon. During the three-hour event, people were entertained by Porthleven’s own signing choir.  Children could bounce their hearts out on the free bouncy castle.

The Mayor of Porthleven, Cllr Barbara Powell shows off her hula-hooping skills (and yes, she was good).

Anyone who attended had the chance decorate a cupcake with help from the owners of the Twisted Current, with over 70 cupcakes being decorated and eagerly devoured. For those who were more energetic, you could learn or brush-up on your Hula-hooping skills.

Also held during the event was the postponed duck race with 100 ducks being launched in to the river to help raise money for the skate park. This raised over £120.

Well done to all who helped make this happen.

The Porthleven Community Group setting up the event.

My decorated cupcake

And they are off. 100 yellow ducks race to the finish line in aid of the skate park projec

Children and adults making their ducks in readiness for Porthleven’s annual Duck Race

The annual Porthleven Duck Race, now in its fourth year, will take place on Saturday 26th at 3pm. The location of this event is  near the bridge on the Moors. This event is organised by The Porthleven Community Group.

Leading up to the race, the community group organise a ‘duck making event’ prior to the event. This year’s theme was using recycling materials. As ever, there was a good turn out and both adults and children were keen to make their ducks in readiness for the race.

Those who were not able to make the duck making event, can still make a duck for Saturday’s race. So you still have time.

Porthleven Duck race has a record turn out

The annual Porthleven Duck race – now in its third year –  took place on the Bank Holiday weekend. This event is organised by the Porthleven Community Group – whose aim is to bring the community together to have fun. It is a worthy aim and one the group achieve. Every year the race rises money for a charity and this year was no different, as the group decided to raise money for the Porthleven Skate Park project.

This years event saw a record number of ducks take to the water. This saw the creation of a new race for adults. It was great to see so many proud adult happily displaying their home-made ducks.  I really do not know if the children or adults where the loudest cheering and egging on their duck as they made their way down the river in Porthleven.

Huge thanks go to the community group for this event. Special thanks as ever go to Tim who ‘like a duck to water’ bravely entered the water to act as race official and lend help to some ducks that got caught in the banks, or who had trouble staying afloat….

As is now the tradition, the Mayor (this year the Deputy Mayor) gets their own duck made by the community group

The Mayoral Duck for the Deputy Major, Cllr Powell

The Mayoral Duck for the Deputy Major, Cllr Powell


Tim gets ready to launch the children’s ducks


My sons duck, HBM

My sons duck, HBM


Me and my duck, Pinkie



Some of the entries into the children’s duck race