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14 May: “He says it makes him feel safe…”

Jaxson was age 3 when he was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).  Jaxson’s mum heard about The Give A Duck Foundation via a fellow oncology mum and got in touch! “Jax has named him “Chemo” and has done his blood pressure, scan and given him his medicine through his wiggly and Bella changed her Huggable Hope ducks outfit.  Jaxson…

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28 Apr: Play matters

Play Matters and that’s why we now work with over 25 hospitals and support community play specialists throughout the UK. On occasion, we receive direct requests of support from families where they attend a hospital not yet supported by Give A Duck.  When this happens we can send Chemo Duck and Huggable Hope sibling ducks directly out to them! “Thank…

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12 Apr: Adopt a duck!

Oriel 6th Form in West Sussex, despite pandemic issues, were able to organise a fundraising cake bake sale in late March to raise money for The Give A Duck Foundation.   Will, their Senior Head Boy, and, Hannah, their Senior Head Girl worked with their Senior Student Leadership Team to ensure the event went well. They raised over £600 and…

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21 Sep: Lace Up for Give A Duck

Lace up for Give A Duck this Autumn / Winter – walk, run, cycle, swim & more – the choice is yours! With our biggest fundraiser of the year postponed until 2021 and the majority of all other fundraising events cancelled this year, we’re going virtual! Every week around 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. We want every child diagnosed…

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13 Aug: Wear your Ties & Tees for Give A Duck this September

Wear your Ties & Tees this September and help support Give A Duck during childhood cancer awareness month. We’re very excited to launch our new digital fundraiser Ties & Tees!  We invite you to buy a Tie or a Tee (or both!) and wear this September for CCAM (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) to help raise vital funds and raise awareness…

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29 Jun: Lockdown saving inspires new digital fundraiser!

A lockdown saving inspires new digital fundraiser! “I wanted to donate £25 from a saving I’ve made during lockdown, on the cups of coffee I’d have paid for whilst out and about!”  Glennis, supporter and friend of Give A Duck.   Our lovely friend Glennis made this donation last weekend and we’re inspired!  Introducing… ‘Show us your mug!’   Show…

Harry Chemo Duck

26 Jun: Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2020

Did you know? The estimated annual value of volunteers helping UK charities is £22.6bn Source: https://volunteersweek.org/about-volunteers-week/why-is-volunteering-important/ Volunteers are AMAZING. Harry’s Dad Andrew is the co-founder of Give A Duck and chair to the board of trustees.  He is also one of our mascot volunteers!  At the 2019 Leeds 10K, Andrew volunteered to wear the Chemo Duck mascot to meet the…

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28 May: Leeds Half & Leeds 10K update

IT’S THE NEWS WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR… Update 21/09/2021: Sadly, the Leeds Half Marathon & Leeds 10K have been postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19.  But all is not lost, if you’ve been training or you want to challenge yourself and feel inspired to raise funds for Give A Duck, we’ve created a virtual event in place of the Leeds…

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18 May: Introducing Blue Light Babies!

‘Blue Light Babies’ IS a wonderful group of creatives who connect online via their Facebook group! Jo Owen, founder of Blue Light Babies (pictured above) says – “there is knitting from the KnitWits, crocheting by the Hookers and sewing by the Sew and Sews too!” The members share the projects they have been working on, posting pictures of their creations…