DUCK- Durham University Charities Kommittee

DUCK is the fundraising section of Durham Students’ Union run exclusively by students at Durham University.

DUCK exists to support and facilitate students and staff in fundraising hundreds of thousands of pounds each year to benefit local, national and international charities. DUCK was set up in the 1960’s, and originally organised a single week-long event, but now operate the whole year round.

Every year, DUCK sends thousands of students to do charitable work around the world, from Jordan to Edinburgh, Paris to Tanzania, as well as organising many local events like the famous Grand Durham DUCK race. All of this is made possible through the hard work and dedication of Durham University Student Volunteers who will do whatever it takes to raise money for almost 200 charitable causes each year. As well as helping students fundraise for their chosen charities, we also run an annual allocation process,  through which charities can apply for grants to fund specific projects. This process is how DUCK supports dozens of small, local causes every year. Our costs are covered by the unrestricted fundraising activities we organise each year.

If you would like any more information regarding DUCK please contact James Creer (james.creer@durham.ac.uk), our Charities Officer, to discuss the committee more.

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