11 year old Aimée Flack’s superhero ‘Bubble Duck’ will be the star of this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show. The design, created by Aimée, was voted for by the public on Barclays’ Facebook page and will feature in the popular ‘hook-a-duck’ game in the Barclays’ marquee at the St Helier Marina this month. The game plays an important role in raising funds for the charity beneficiary of the show which for 2018 will be the Royal British Legion. Last year’s 10th anniversary show raised over £18,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, EYECAN, NSPCC Jersey and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and organisers hope that Bubble Duck, who will be joined by some special superhero friends, will encourage islanders to donate much needed funds for this year’s cause.
Aimée was presented with the first duck by Paul Savery, managing director of Barclays in the Channel Islands, last week at Aimée’s school, Helvetia House. The Barclays’ duck has become an icon of the show, which is the largest free-event in the Channel Islands, since its first appearance in 2010 and is a firm favourite with both adults and children alike. There will be an opportunity for islanders under the age of 15 to enter the competition to design the 2019 duck. Entry forms will be available at the Barclays stand during the Show weekend. There will also be a 3D printer at the show from the Barclays Eagle Lab, which supports entrepreneurs to create, innovate and grow, showcasing its abilities by producing 3D plastic ducks during the show.
The 2018 Barclays Jersey Boat Show takes place from 5-7 May at the St Helier Marina. www.jerseyboatshow.com