Belfast Telegraph

Reward offered for return of Culture Duck


Staff at a Londonderry hotel have gone quackers after their Culture Duck mascot went missing this week.

A reward is now being offered for the safe return of the three-foot mascot, which was specially created for the Everglades Hotel to celebrate Derry becoming the UK City of Culture.

The duck had proved a huge hit with guests and stars such as X Factor star Janet Devlin and rapper Wretch 32 have been pictured with the large-scale mascot.

The Culture Duck was perched on the piano in the hotel foyer and management said it was a a talking point for all guests and celebrities.

The unexplained disappearance has ruffled the feathers of the hotel’s manager Neil Divine.

He said: “The Culture Duck has been a focal point of our City of Culture celebrations.

“At Hastings Hotels we are well known for our quirky ducks so we thought it was only right to have a special duck to celebrate Derry-Londonderry's big year.

“Our Culture Duck has sat on the piano since January and has greeted all of our guests and a host of celebrities.”

Mr Divine added: “As well as being a part of our family, it is also a part of our community as it was designed by Georgia Archibald from Limavady Grammar School who won the Design a Culture Duck competition we ran last year with all of the local schools.

“We are offering a reward for the safe return of our Culture Duck and are urging anyone who knows anything about its whereabouts to get in touch with us on 028 7132 1066.”

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