Charity fundraising is a huge part of Durham Students' Union's activities.
Our RAG (Raise and Give) group, DUCK (Durham University Charities Kommittee), is one of the largest in the United Kingdom and offers a wide range of opportunities to raise money for charity.
The best part is that DUCK is completely student led.
In 2014, DUCK was credited with an award for being the Best Student Fundraising Group of the Year, and every year DUCK raises thousands of pounds for local, national and international causes.
DUCK expeditions are an excellent opportunity to develop student leaders and offer opportunities for everyone to enjoy experiences that they may not have had before coming to Durham.
We raise thousands of pounds for charities every year and we are looking at continuing this, whilst moving forward.
We offer Durham University students a year long Journey Like No Other. Each student is invited to develop and mature as an individual, learn to grow as part of a team, travel overseas to complete a challenge or contribute to a charitable project and fundraise for international charities.
DUCK Expeditions use DUCK's Giving Statement and Giving Strategy to assess the suitability of potential partners, and they are led by students, for students.
At Durham Students’ Union, we actively encourage you to fundraise although the Students’ Union should be made aware of all fundraising activity and you can find the complete processes in this section.
You may choose to participate in a DUCK events or run your own fundraising event but all fundraising must be carried out through Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK).
DUCK is the fundraising arm of Durham Students' Union and falls under our governance, providing students with an array of diverse fundraising events to get involved with.
We are currently updating our step-by-step guides for you to use during your fundraising planning, execution, and reflection.
If you need any advice or support whilst we update these resources please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are fundraising for a charity this should be done via BT MyDonate.
You can find some basic instructions on how to set up a BT MyDonate page either as an individual or a team below.
Please note these are draft instructions and these will be updated very soon.
Setting up MyDonate as an individual
Setting up MyDonate for a team