childhood cancer


14 Jun:  Celebrating a Milestone

Celebrating a Milestone: 10,000th Outfit Knitted with Love! (April 2024) We are immensely grateful to Sandra and everyone at Blue Light Babies, who have supported us along this incredible journey. Your generosity and dedication touch the lives of countless children and families, spreading warmth and hope in the midst of adversity. Thank you for all that you do – your…


10 Apr: National Siblings Day 2024

Today, on National Siblings Day, we celebrate the unbreakable bonds that carry us through the toughest of times. Here’s to the heroes who stand by their siblings fighting childhood cancer, spreading love, hope, and courage every step of the way. Meet Koda and Mia A dynamic duo facing childhood cancer with unwavering strength and love. At just 2 years old,…

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28 Mar: The kids adore their ducks!

“The kids adore their ducks. It has really helped to normalise what is going on especially with the central line and the wearing of the bandana. Having a duck each is wonderful as no-one feels left out, and their questions and worries can be addressed and discussed through play. Thank you so much!” – Stefanie, mum   Savannah, age 4…


28 Feb: Meet Leo

“Leo absolutely loves his Chemo Duck aka Dave. The nurses all involve Dave when taking bloods etc to help reassure Leo, play is a huge part of making Leo feel safer. A big squeeze from Dave helps reassure him. Leo loves playing doctors with Dave and re-enacting what happens in hospital and Dave loves coming to the park with us….


25 Jan: Coventry School take on Rudolph Run!

Have you ever seen such clever reindeers?      On 12th December 2023, Christ the King Catholic Primary School Coventry held a Rudolph Run and raised an incredible £3,853.   “The Give A Duck Foundation holds a very special place in our hearts as over the last 12 months they have supported two members of our Christ the King family”…

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25 Jan: Chemo Duck rings the end of treatment bell

“I just wanted to say how grateful we are as family for the Chemo Ducks and the impact it has on children’s lives fighting cancer. Our 10 year old son completed his 3 and a half years of treatment this month, and the Chemo Duck is officially part of the family since we received him. We like to call him…


18 Jan: Meet Inayah

“Inayah looks forward to going to her hospital appointments because she is able to take Chemo Duck with her. Chemo Duck makes Inayah feel included as many toys/ teddies do not show treatment for young children” – Shazia, mum   Inayah was 7 years old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The Hospital Play Team introduced Inayah to…

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17 Jan: Manchester Half Marathon

  BOOK NOW This inaugural half marathon sees runners take on generous, closed roads across the towns of Old Trafford, Stretford & Brooklands, with the promise of great support and an abundance of entertainment en route.   Take on the Manchester Half Marathon and raise funds to help support children with cancer across the UK. Sign up and raise vital…

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08 Jan: Fundraising Regulator – we’re registered!

We’re registered with the Fundraising Regulator, an independent body that regulates charitable fundraising. What does this mean for Give A Duck? Access more fundraising opportunities – people are more likely to give to organisations that have registered with the Fundraising Regulator and display the badge to prove it. Comply with charity law – promoting openness and transparency Protect the good…

Sandra for Eve

05 Dec: Meet Sandra aka Duck Lady!

Hi, I’m Sandra, In 2015 a cousin who would become one of the first Blue Light Babies Blokes told me about a new Facebook Group for crafters that had been set up by his colleague, Jo Owen. I joined straight away and was the 8th person to sign up. We now have over 6,000 members. Our first project was making…