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Jacob and Kaitlin

23 Mar: Meet Jacob

Jacob was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when he was 3 years old. The Give A Duck Foundation are supporting Jacob’s family…        “Just wanted to email and say a huge thank you for Chemo Duck for my son and Huggable Hope duck for my daughter Kaitlin, they love them. My son uses Chemo Duck all the…

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16 Mar: Volunteer spotlight!

Every week, Clair volunteers at Give A Duck HQ and is quite simply a ray of sunshine!   Of course, our Tuesdays together always start with a nice cuppa and a check in with each other. Here’s what a typical day volunteering might involve: pack hospital duck orders and direct Chemo Duck requests from families reply to Duck Registrations (post…

Poppy and Emily King siblings small

08 Feb: Children’s Mental Health Week

“Hi, the ducks arrived! Poppy and Emily absolutely love them. They love the little outfits and have picked one for PJ’s and the other for going to nursery and school which they proudly done yesterday. They feel like they are with Corey on this journey when he’s getting his medicine and receiving treatment. Their ducks will help him they said….

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23 Jan: Charity News 2023

Elaine and Eve met at Middleton Lodge Estate last Thursday, for their 2023 planning meeting. Thanks to Max and the team at Middleton Lodge Estate for their hospitality. The Coach House was the perfect meeting point! As always, the ducks created some noise with staff and customers. They certainly attract attention wherever we go! Thank you to the kind gentlemen,…


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…


13 Sep: Joe’s half marathon raises £4k+

Joe ran the Conquer Crystal Palace Half Marathon on 20 March 2022 and has raised over £4,040 for The Give A Duck Foundation in honour of his daughter Emily.   On 15 July 2021, Emily age 5 was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Emily received a Chemo Duck via the Play Team at The Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton) and her younger sister…


24 Aug: £1 on the bill partnership – total announced!

A huge thank you to D&D London Leeds restaurants: Crafthouse , Angelica , Issho , East 59th & 20 Stories in Manchester for their incredible support by adding a discretionary £1 onto diners bills throughout the months of January and February. We are so grateful to your diners who have collectively raised an amazing…£4,915! Natasha Davies, Marketing Manager for the North said “It…


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…


15 Apr: Duck Days in memory of Arlo

DUCK DAYS are quickly filling diaries everywhere! Jodie has been super busy arranging Duck Day events throughout April, take a look at her Duck Day activities: 💙  09/04 – Lock Lane Duck Day KO 14:30 £1 from every £3 ticket submission will go to GAD. Merchandise sale – Bake sale – Raffle – Name the Duck – Duck Mascot –…


05 Apr: Meet Esther

Esther was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia in November 2021. Esther received her Chemo Duck via the Hospital Play Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. “We absolutely love Esther’s Chemo Duck (known affectionately as ‘Ducky’!) – he comes to every single hospital appointment with us. Role playing with him really normalises Esther’s treatment for her and…