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Supporting Charities

Supporting charities

 

DUCK has a Giving Strategy which lays out our criteria for choosing which charities to support. DUCK prioritises those which make the maximum impact in the lives of those who need it most. We understand that different programs aim for different sorts of results and we do not hold to a single universal rule for determining what specific ‘impact’ we are looking for. Ultimately, we support charities which run relatively inexpensive yet highly effective and sustainable programmes, thus successfully fulfilling a demonstrable need in the world.

It is part of the Charities Officer’s role to research each charity that DUCK works with in order to ensure that the charity in question fulfils the criterion of DUCK’s Giving Strategy. This means that DUCK only works with and supports sustainable and worthwhile charities, so students who fundraise for DUCK can feel confident that their money is being used in the best possible way.

For further information please contact our Charities Officer, Katie Avis, by emailing dsu.duck-community@durham.ac.uk.

 This year the LCF will be supported by our:   Club nights    DUCK Race   Bungee Jump

This year the LCF will be supported by our:

Club nights

DUCK Race

Bungee Jump

LOCAL CHARITIES FUND

Any money raised just for ‘DUCK’ is placed in a central fund, which is then distributed to a range of local charities. These charities apply for a grant of up to £1000 in order to fund a specific project or need. Only local charities are eligible to apply; this is part of DUCK’s commitment to ‘giving back’ to the local community

 This year Emergency UK will be supported by our  DUCK Ball

This year Emergency UK will be supported by our DUCK Ball

EMERGENCY UK

Emergency UK works with victims of war, poverty and landmines by providing free health- care, building hospitals and training local medical staff.  Since it was founded in 1994 Emergency UK has worked in 17 different countries and currently operates in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. 

 This year Young Minds will be supported by  Formally Lost

This year Young Minds will be supported by Formally Lost

YOUNG MINDS

Young minds works to improve the emotional wellbeing of young people by ensuring that they get the mental health support they deserve.   They strive to help children cope with life adversities, reach their goals and lead a successful life.

 This year Breast Cancer Now will be supported by:   The London to Paris Cycle Ride    The London Mega Raid

This year Breast Cancer Now will be supported by:

The London to Paris Cycle Ride

The London Mega Raid

BREAST CANCER NOW

Breast Cancer Now is a charity that works to fund research to make the necessary discoveries to stop people dying from breast cancer.  They are also working with politicians, the NHS and other decision makers to make treatments more widely available, and campaigning to raise awareness of this disease.

 This year Meningitis Now will be supported by our  Rag Raids

This year Meningitis Now will be supported by our Rag Raids

MENINGITIS NOW

Since the 1980s, Meningitis Now have funded more than £12million of vital researcH. Their campaigning has supported the development and introduction of five lifesaving vaccines against meningitis and meningococcal disease. They also work to raise awareness and, through their “Believe & Achieve Programme”, give young sufferers and those affected indirectly support to reach their goals.

 This year MIND will be supported by our  Rag Raids   Last year, the  Durham University Charity Show  raised over £100,000 in aid of MIND

This year MIND will be supported by our Rag Raids

Last year, the Durham University Charity Show raised over £100,000 in aid of MIND

MIND

By providing advice and support, MIND works to ensure that no one faces mental health alone.  They also campaign to raise awareness and improve understanding as they strongly believe that everyone should get the support and respect they deserve. 

 This year Cool Earth will be supported by our  College Swaps

This year Cool Earth will be supported by our College Swaps

COOL EARTH

Cool Earth is a charity that works to stop deforestation and its impact on climate change by working alongside rainforest communities. By putting local people in control of their forest, these local communities can thrive off of the rainforest and create local livelihoods, instead of cutting it down and falling deeper into poverty.

 This year Hope for Children will be supported by our  Everest Base Camp Trek

This year Hope for Children will be supported by our Everest Base Camp Trek

HOPE FOR CHILDREN

Hope for Children is an international charity that believes that every child should have a ‘happy, healthy and positive childhood’.  They are currently working in Ghana, India, The Philippines, Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tanzania and the UK; working with people to improve their access to education and healthcare using sustainable solutions.

 This year Amnesty International will be supported by  Jailbreak

This year Amnesty International will be supported by Jailbreak

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 

Amnesty International is a grassroots human rights charity that helps to protect people who have been denied justice, freedom and dignity.  They work to educate the public, expose abuses and create a safer, fairer world, receiving a Nobel Prize for their work.

 This year Action Against Hunger will be supported by our students participating in the Budapest Marathon

This year Action Against Hunger will be supported by our students participating in the Budapest Marathon

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER

Across nearly 50 countries, this charity has helped save the lives of children and communities by leading the global fight against hunger. They work to provide more effective solutions and fight for long term change, not giving up until he world is free from hunger.

 This year the Neuro Foundation will be supported by  Runderpants

This year the Neuro Foundation will be supported by Runderpants

THE NEURO FOUNDATION

This charity strives to support those affected by Neurofibromatosis in the UK. Through their support network and the Neurofibromatosis helpline, the Neuro Foundation supports and empowers those affected by Neurofibromatois in the UK. The Neuro Foundation Specialist Advisor network, which consists of hospital- based professionals, works with families to give them the advice they need.

 This year the Mountain Rescue Charity will be supported by our students participating in the  Three Peaks Challenge

This year the Mountain Rescue Charity will be supported by our students participating in the Three Peaks Challenge

MOUNTAIN RESCUE CHARITY

Mountain rescue team members work 24/7 to rescue climbers and lost walkers in harsh and un-forgiving terrain. They also work to find missing people and support families, rescue animals, and help devastated home-owners during floods.

 This year DASH will be supported by our  Cathedral Sleepout

This year DASH will be supported by our Cathedral Sleepout

DASH

Durham Action on Single Housing Ltd are an independent charity that help homeless people and those that are about to become homeless by providing accommodation with support.  They aim to give people a stable environment to ensure they can help address any underlying issues including those that lead to their homelessness in the first place.

 This year COCO will be supported by our  Kilimanjaro Trek

This year COCO will be supported by our Kilimanjaro Trek

COCO

Coco is a charity that works to break  the cycle of poverty. They believe that all children, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstance should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.  They aim to have a positive impact on communities that is both effective and sustainable through  providing this education.

 This year the British Heart Foundation will be supported by our  Santa Fun Run  and the Harewood  House Half Marathon

This year the British Heart Foundation will be supported by our Santa Fun Run and the Harewood House Half Marathon

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION

The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million of research into heart and circulatory diseases.  Active across the UK, the BHF have launched a programme to close the gap between lab work and treatment to try and win the fight against cardiovascular disease.

 This year Pancreatic Cancer UK will be supported by our  Rag Raids

This year Pancreatic Cancer UK will be supported by our Rag Raids

PANCREATIC CANCER UK

Pancreatic cancer UK provide expert and personalised support to patients via their support line. They also fund life-saving research to find breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and campaign for better care and treatment, ensuring this disease gets the recognition it needs

 This year Make a Wish Foundation will be supported by our  Rag Raids

This year Make a Wish Foundation will be supported by our Rag Raids

MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION

Make a Wish Foundation works to make the wishes of children with critical illnesses come true, whether this is meeting celebrities, having a bedroom makeover or flying to Lapland,  providing respite from the daily struggles that come with a critical illness.  They believe that a child’s life should not be about hospitals and illness, but about happiness and creating amazing memories.

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GIVING STRATEGY

To find out more about our giving strategy as an organisation and how we strive to ensure that the money raised by our efforts is used as effectively as possible, please click the link below. 

Yearly Fundraising Goal


For further information please contact our Charities Officer, Katie Avis, by emailing dsu.duck-community@durham.ac.uk.