A charity duck race is taking place on July 12.

More than 1,000 plastic ducks will be launched from Bridge Street at 2.30pm into the River Brain.

Tickets, costing £1 each, for the race will be available from Rotarian's from 1pm adjacent to the bridge in Bridge Street, with a first prize of £100.

All money raised will go towards funding illustrated dictionaries which the Witham Rotary Club will be handing out free this month to 700 pupils at ten local junior schools.