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Every year 1,200+ children benefit from Give A Duck.

Our ducks help them better understand their treatment, feel less scared about the medical procedures they have to face, and
are a comfort to them at one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Thank you for thinking about helping us to help them.

FUNDRAISING

There are many ways you can support us!
1. duck day

From 2 – 22 April 2024, we’re inviting you to host a…Duck Day!  Find out more and get involved here!

2. challenge events

You can do it! Visit our Events page to find out where you can sign up for a challenge in aid of Give A Duck!

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3. ONLINE SHOP

Purchase your Give A Duck merchandise here! You can also view our virtual gifts and events here too! Click here to view online shop

4. Community Fundraising

Invite your local schools, community groups to get involved – organise a bake sale coffee morning, hold a race night, arrange a non uniform day and ask for a £1 donation – you could even wear something yellow or bird themed! Get in touch to let us know your fundraising plans.

5. Corporate Fundraising

Nominate Give A Duck for your next Charity Day / Month / Year and get in touch to let us know your fundraising plans. Sign up as a Corporate Partner and we’ll send you your very own Chemo Duck and certificate! Find out more here.

6. Sell and raise £
  • When you list an item on eBay, you can select to donate a % of the sale to The Give A Duck Foundation, click here to visit our eBay charity page.
7. DUCK QUIZ

Take on the first ever ‘Give A Duck Quiz’ and donate what you can to show your support!  Click here to find out more and take part.

8. Raise Awareness via social media

Social media is a great way to raise awareness quickly, easily and at no cost! Follow our social media accounts to keep up with the latest news and if you would like to help spread the word of Give A Duck we invite you to…

Make a donation

  • Donate online – to make a donation to The Give A Duck Foundation please visit our donation page. You can choose to make a single donation or sign up for regular giving. You can also select a hospital from the list we support when you visit the donation page!

 

  • Donate by cheque/CAF – please make payable to ‘The Give A Duck Foundation’ and post to The Give A Duck Foundation, Unit C2. Telford Way, 41 Industrial Estate, Wakefield WF2 0XW. Please remember to acknowledge if you would like to add Gift Aid to your donation.

 

  • Regular Giving – by making a small donation each month, you could fund a Chemo Duck or a flock over the year! Simply visit our Donate page to set up regular giving. Or alternatively download our Regular Giving form, complete and send back to us.

 

  • Legacy donations – you can choose to leave us any amount in your will. Just £25 funds a duck for a child with cancer, so you will be making a difference whether your donation is big or small.

 

  • Gift Aid – if you are making a personal donation to The Give A Duck Foundation and you are a UK tax payer, we can claim 25p in every £1 in Gift Aid on top of your donation (at no extra cost to you). To add Gift Aid to your donation, download and complete this Gift Aid form and e-mail or post back to us.
Let’s get started!

We love to hear from our supporters, so please get in touch and let us know your plans! e: info@giveaduck.org.uk

We also have a selection of fundraising materials available to use for your fundraiser including: collection tubs and buckets, donation lapel stickers, sponsor forms, event posters, balloons, leaflets and posters.

be inspired
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these fundraising case studies from some of our fabulous supporters!
friends & family

A cycling birthday fundraiser!

cORPORATE

A corporate who donates in flocks!

cOMMUNITY

Friends, family and the community support her mission!

Hands up who wants to help?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the charity and donating time is precious. We have a number of roles and are constantly looking for new ones. All we ask for is commitment.

In return we will give you a satisfying experience, a chance to learn new skills and an opportunity to do some thing completely different. In return we will support you to ensure that you are getting the most out of volunteering.

VOLUNTEERING

Collection can co-ordinator

Collecting cans are a great source of income and a well co-ordinated campaign is hugely beneficial to us. Our co-ordinators help by:

  • Finding new sites.
  • Delivering tins.
  • Collecting them regularly.
  • Counting the money with a witness.
  • Banking the money.
Social media volunteer

Help us build up our social media following:

  • Publicise fundraising events and campaigns
Corporate Ambassador
  • Represent us in your company.
  • Publicise the charity and ways your colleagues can get involved.
  • Talk to colleagues about our work and the difference we make to children with cancer.
Community Ambassadors / Representatives
  • Give talks in schools, to groups like Rotarians, Lionesses, Round Tables.
  • Collect cheques and thank people.
  • Look out for opportunities in your community. E.g. is a local event looking for a charity to support?
  • Pass on media posts about fundraising in your local area
Sew and sew
  • Make outfits for our Chemo Ducks and Huggable Hopes. The children love dressing their friends in different outfits. Join Blue Light Babies group on Facebook to gain access to the duck patterns and be part something special.

If you have another idea about how you could help us by volunteering your time or skills we’re always willing to listen, so please do get in touch

Why be a charity volunteer?

You will be helping children with cancer and their families.

You will learn new skills.

Volunteering on your CV may be the difference between you and another candidate.

We want you to feel part of The Give A Duck family.

You could experience the many ways money is raised.

Researchers have discovered that being helpful makes us happier, measured by hormones and brain activity. The more you give, the happier you feel. And the sense of accomplishment that accompanies volunteering can boost confidence and create a sense of pride. Who doesn’t want that?

As a small charity we rely heavily on the goodwill of amazing people willing to give up their time to help us pull off our fundraising efforts.

To register your interest as a volunteer please send a message via the Contact Us page.

CREATE duck outfits!
COSTUMES
Beautiful outfits created by Rivers Meet, Methley

Duck outfits created by volunteers are sent to the hospitals we support so that the children can choose a new outfit for their duck every month!

Feedback from children has been that they look forward to receiving a new outfit for their duck – who wouldn’t?

If you would like to give this a try at home or get friends involved we have posted some templates (courtesy of Rivers Meet) for costumes below. These can be adapted to make endless costumes for your own duck!  Alternatively, you can request to join Blue Light Babies Facebook group where you will gain access to a range of duck outfit patterns for knitting and sewing!

In May 2020, we connected with Blue Light Babies a group of over 5,700 creatives from across the UK (& the world!) who communicate daily via their Facebook group “Blue Light Babies”.  This group supports some amazing UK projects including creating duck outfits for The Give A Duck Foundation!

It is only with thanks to these talented volunteers that we are able to provide duck outfits to the UK hospitals!  Find out more about Blue Light Babies here and if you’re inspired and want to support this amazing project, please do join their Facebook group and get involved today.  Pictured below is just a taster of the amazing outfits created by Blue Light Babies:

Templates below courtesy of Rivers Meet:

MEET CHEMO DUCK!

Our Chemo Duck mascot sometimes drops in to fundraising events, so let us know if you’d like him to come along to your event!

If you have another idea about how to raise money, drop us an e-mail info@giveaduck.org.uk