28 Jun: NAHPS Conference 2023

We attended the 48th National Association of Health Play Specialists Annual Conference 2023 Here’s what we learnt: Chemo Duck is loved and well known by UK Health Play Specialists Chemo Duck is used every single day by Health Play Specialists in hospital Huggable Hope is loved by siblings and is a great support tool The duck outfits bring so much…

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07 Jun: Raffle for Duck Day!

“My son received a Chemo Duck when he was treated for his brain tumour in hospital. This was 2 years ago, and his Chemo Duck has never left his side since and has been washed 25 times!” – Sonja, mum In honour of her son and in support of Duck Day 2023, Sonja organised a fabulous raffle! She asked her…


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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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…


27 Feb: Meet Bodhi

When Bodhi was initially diagnosed with T-ALL he was given a cuddly toy with a central line attached as part of his emotional support but, unfortunately, it only served to scare him and he refused to have it in his bedroom. Chemo Duck was a whole different ball game. He immediately fell in love. Aside from the brilliant fact that…


16 Jan: Meet Anastasia

“In September at the age of 3 Anastasia (Mimi as we call her) was diagnosed with a fast-growing form of brain cancer known as atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour (ATRT). After an emergency CT scan revealed her tumour was bleeding, causing it to expand and suffocate her brain, she underwent life-saving surgery, where more than 90% of it was removed. It…

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30 Apr: Duck Day 1: *Warning* if you like cake – look away now!! 

Duck Day 1 – is the new fundraising event for 2022, where we challenge you to raise £100 to fund a flock of Ducks! Here’s our first wonderful Duck Day feature…and there’s plenty more to come! Heaven-leigh came across Give A Duck on Instagram and here’s what happened next… “I decided to do a bake off at my work –…


26 Apr: Meet Elodie

In March 2022, Elodie age was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).   Chemo Duck was introduced to Elodie by her Oncology Nurse at her local shared care hospital Glan Clwyd Hospital. Her brother Harry received a Huggable Hope to be his support and companion whilst Elodie spends time in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for her cancer treatment. “Elodie loves…


13 Apr: Sisters prepare for ‘wee wander’ Kiltwalk

On 24 April 2022, sisters Holly and Emily will be taking part in the Glasgow ‘wee wander’ Kiltwalk, a 5 mile fundraiser to help raise vital funds for The Give A Duck Foundation. “We chose to support Give A Duck Foundation as they supported a good friend, Chloe, following her ALM Leukaemia diagnosis in Spring 2021. I know Chloe loved…