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Where We Support

We work with hospitals treating children with cancer all across the UK.  We hope in time these hospitals will include all Principal Treatment Centres.

If your child’s hospital doesn’t have Chemo Duck or hasn’t heard of us, please do send them in our direction for a chat about how Chemo Duck can help children feel more comfortable with, and less anxious about, their treatment. As the UK distributor, we work closely with Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, the original Chemo Duck developed by Lu Sipos, a mother in the US, for her son when he was diagnosed with cancer.

The Give A Duck Foundation currently provide Chemo Ducks to the following Principal Treatment Centres and shared care hospitals:

Natalie Bulmer – Play Specialist at Leeds Children’s Hospital


Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital
Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Local / shared care hospitals:

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness


Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children


Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Bristol Children’s Hospital for Children
Great North Children’s Hospital
Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital
Leeds Children’s Hospital
Leicester Royal Infirmary
University College of London Hospital
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton)
Nottingham Children’s Hospital
Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Southampton Hospital

Local / shared care hospitals:

Barnet Hospital
Basildon Hospital
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
Central Middlesex Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Colchester Hospital
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Kings College Hospital
Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset
Newham University Hospital
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
Poole Hospital
Princess Royal Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
The Royal London Hospital
Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Scarborough General Hospital
Southend University Hospital
St. George’s Hospital, London
St. Mary’s Hospital, London
St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield
West Middlesex Hospital
Wexham Park Hospital
William Harvey Hospital, Kent
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
Worthing Hospital


The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales

Local / shared care hospitals:

Glan Clywd Hospital, Rhyl
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor

Community Teams:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Children’s Community Specialist Nursing Service, Peterborough
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Community Children’s Nursing Team
Worcester via Orchard Service SFT Community Children’s Nursing and Palliative Care Team
Wye Valley NHS Trust Children’s Community Nursing Team, Herefordshire

For Hospitals

“This is such a great initiative. Coming into hospital and getting a central line in can be really scary. Having a new friend like Chemo Duck, who has the same line as the child, is a fantastic way to make this less daunting. The children can save up stamps to get new outfits and many bring them with them all the time. It is a small thing that makes a big difference and I am delighted that Give A Duck is able to provide these for all children with cancer and leukaemia.”

Dr Geoff Shenton – Paediatric Haematologist Consultant at Great North Children’s Hospital

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program was developed in the US with paediatric specialists, social workers and psychologists as a way to help children understand and accept their cancer treatment. Give A Duck works with UK hospitals to provide Chemo Ducks to children going through the worst time of their lives, and we work with you to make sure Chemo Duck can make your job easier.

By joining our long list of Principal Treatment Centres and hospitals you are signing up to making a difference in the lives of children going through cancer treatment and their families. It’s a simple process, with minimal input needed by your team. We know how busy you are and don’t want to make things any harder.

hospital Chemo Duck

Once you’ve decided to use Give A Duck it couldn’t be easier. You just need to let us know the quantities of Chemo Ducks that you need and they’ll be flying to you within 5-7 days, depending on stock. Simply click here to place an order.

**Please note: Huggable Hopes (for siblings) are no longer sent out to hospitals. Families can request Huggable Hopes via the Duck Registration page (scan the QR code on Chemo Ducks arm tag or visit click the Duck Registration link at the top of the Give A Duck homepage).

Most hospitals keep a few Chemo ducks in stock so they can give them to children straight away, and play teams often get involved with ordering new ones as well as using the Chemo Ducks to demonstrate things the children may need to have done.