Ducks bid for more donors

Campaigners had a quacking day last Friday at Serpentine Green shopping centre as they spread the message about the Little Yellow Duck Project.

Sunday, 24th April 2016, 9:00 am
Ann Rowcliffe and Lian Faulds from the Little Yellow Duck project handing out ducks at Serpentine Green EMN-160415-145953009

The initiative sees knitted yellow ducks left for people to find, with a special tag on each one inviting the finder to register where they found it. They are then encouraged to donate blood, bone marrow, organs or tissues.

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The project was created in memory of Clare Cruickshank of Hampton Vale who died aged 26 from cystic fibrosis after a matching donor could not be found for a transplant. Two years on from her passing, her mother Ann Rowcliffe and Lian Faulds spoke to shoppers about how nearly 6,000 hand-knitted ducks have been found in 88 countries.

Ann said: The event was well received by shoppers and many engaged in conversation with the human ducks and over 150 ducks were handed out.” See