2023 March

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30 Mar: Ladies Lunch news!

We’ve got some of Leeds best independent small businesses joining us on Wednesday 17 May!   Not long to go until our first Ladies Lunch! Buy your tickets here !! *limited availability remaining* This fabulous event is taking place at Fleur Restaurant & Bar,  in The Light, Leeds city centre. And we’re honoured to have these local small independent businesses…

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23 Mar: Meet Jacob

Jacob was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when he was 3 years old. The Give A Duck Foundation are supporting Jacob’s family…        “Just wanted to email and say a huge thank you for Chemo Duck for my son and Huggable Hope duck for my daughter Kaitlin, they love them. My son uses Chemo Duck all the…

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16 Mar: Volunteer spotlight!

Every week, Clair volunteers at Give A Duck HQ and is quite simply a ray of sunshine!   Of course, our Tuesdays together always start with a nice cuppa and a check in with each other. Here’s what a typical day volunteering might involve: pack hospital duck orders and direct Chemo Duck requests from families reply to Duck Registrations (post…


14 Mar: Meet Aashna

On 23 February 2023, Aashna was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and received her Chemo Duck via the Play Team at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.   “Aashna got her Chemo Duck on the 5th day post her diagnosis with ALL. We are still in her induction phase and just like any other family, cancer struck us out of nowhere….

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11 Mar: Grant awarded from Newcastle

The Newcastle Hospitals Charity have awarded The Give A Duck Foundation a £4,500 of grant funding, via the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation, for 120 Chemo Ducks and 60 Huggable Hopes for patients on the oncology ward at the Great North Children’s Hospital, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U! Jon Goodwin, Head of Grant Programmes at Newcastle…

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08 Mar: Play Specialist takes on Half Marathon!

On 2 April 2023, Claire Gillman, a Play Specialist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital will be running the London Landmarks Half Marathon!     This will be Claire’s third half marathon having completed the Royal Parks half in 2016 and the London Landmarks half in 2021. She is in full training mode and is looking to also gain a…