Volunteer

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…

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12 Jun: When Mollie met Chemo Duck…

“Mollie hates her trips to day clinic (we’re 5 weeks in since her diagnosis) and normally cries or shouts no matter how long we are there for. Our last visit started off the same, however when she was given her Chemo Duck and the port, cuff and syringes were explained to her and she could have a play she cheered…

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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…

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16 Nov: Visualsoft volunteer and bring the festive cheer!

When VISUALSOFT signed up to be a CORPORATE PARTNER, they were keen to find out what volunteering opportunities we had to offer! Cue Elaine, our Fundraising Manager with a rather large delivery of porridge oats, eco-friendly red and green sprinkles, mini red organza bags and tags! Primary schools in Yorkshire are taking part to raise awareness and funds for The…

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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 –…

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16 Dec: Keeping Arlo’s memory alive

Meet Jodie Jodie started volunteering in the office in September helping in so many ways; preparing orders for the hospitals and direct requests from families, database updates, thanking and banking and collection tin management. There’s always lots to do in the office, especially when we receive a large delivery of outfits from Blue Light Babies.  Thanks to Jodie, all the…

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22 Sep: How personalising Chemo Duck makes all the difference…

“My 7 year old son was diagnosed with leukaemia and is being treated in Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. He was given a Chemo Duck and the registrar mentioned that there is a group of people who may be able to help personalise it for him. He is obsessed with wrestling and as yet…

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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…