Meet Bea & Hope!
Bea (Beatrice) age 8, was given a Huggable Hope duck when her sister Rosalind (Rosie) was diagnosed with cancer at just 2 years old. Rosie died when she was 4, just before coronavirus arrived in the UK. We are so grateful to Annette, Beatrice and Rosie’s mum to share the support (Huggable) Hope has given to Bea.
““Hope has been a true friend since January 2019. When Rosie was in treatment at hospital, Hope went to school in Rosie’s place and never left Bea’s side.
Hope was the class teddy and on the register for year 2 and part of year 3 that wasn’t lock down. Hope has had lots of washes, so is looking well-loved now. We have been so grateful for her.
We were given Hope and Chemo Duck (Dave) by the lovely play leaders at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. They are great! Having to explain to a small child how chemotherapy lines work and go into your body is really difficult. With Chemo Duck the chemotherapy nurses could show Rosie how the lines connected and make it all seem a lot less scary.
I am so glad that Give A Duck exists to support families facing childhood cancer across the UK. The ducks are really very special.” – Annette, mum.
Every week around 30 children in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. The Give A Duck Foundation provide Chemo Ducks to children with cancer and Huggable Hope ducks for their siblings.
You can make a difference this Christmas.
A single donation of £20 could provide a Huggable Hope duck to be that special companion for a sibling, when their world has been turned upside down.
A one off donation of £50 could fund a Chemo Duck for a child with cancer and Huggable Hope for their sibling. Any amount you can give, no matter how small, will help The Give A Duck Foundation continue to provide Chemo Ducks and Huggable Hope ducks to families facing childhood cancer throughout the UK.
To make a donation, please visit: https://www.giveaduck.org.uk/donate/
Did you see Chemo Duck with Bea on BBC Children in Need 2020 “Life in Lockdown”? Watch it here