A Tranent vet has gone absolutely quackers raising money for charity after completing a 5k run dressed as a duck.

Margot Hunter, who works as a clinical director at Dunedin Vets in Tranent, completed the run in support of The Cinnamon Trust.

The Cinnamon Trust is a charity that helps elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, providing practical help such as dog walking for housebound owners and organising foster care for pets if their owner is in hospital, or providing long-term care for pets whose owners have died.

The vet performed during drizzly conditions, doing laps of the practice until she reached the 5k target – and was helped by her webbed feet!

Margot was delighted to complete the challenge and was happy she could help raise money for a charity that provides such a vital service.

She said: “The Cinnamon Trust is an amazing charity that brings peace of mind to pet owners and provides care for pets when it is needed.

“I know a lot of older clients who worry what will happen to their pets if they have to go into hospital or need to go into care and we put them in touch with The Cinnamon Trust.

“Not everyone has family to step in and take pets and a couple of elderly ladies who come to the practice had falls and The Cinnamon Trust stepped in to walk their dogs and took the worry away at a harrowing time.

“I’ve run a few 5k races in my time to raise money for various charities and, although I’m more of a jogger now, hopefully my efforts and the duck race will raise a good sum for a great cause.

“It was drizzly in Tranent on the day of the run so my webbed feet got quite wet.”

Dunedin Vets will also be hosting a fundraising duck race at the Sinclair Bridge on the Winton estate in Pencaitland on Sunday.

Organised by Dunedin Vets receptionist Suzanne Preston, it costs £2 per duck or £5 for three ducks and there will be prizes for first, second and third place.

Margot’s run got the fundraising off to a great start, bringing in £431 for the charity, with tickets for the duck race hoping to bolster this even further.

They can be bought at the Tranent practice or branch surgeries in North Berwick, Prestonpans and Dunbar.