Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest


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(Not) the 2020 Duck Dash

It should have been our main fundraiser, the Dalby duck dash this weekend. One of our young volunteers, who always helps out at the finish line, is a budding animator, and has made this instead!

FoDF is not a charity that spends much but we still have some running costs & spending like year-round bird seed supply for the Staindale feeding station, & adding/replacing feeders (pesky squirrels!). We raised £300 at the duck dash in 2019 (our best ever) so the lack of dashing ducks will be felt.

If you appreciate what we do, & if you can, please consider making a donation https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/3197360
Hope to see you at the 2021 duck dash in Dalby!

Listen to our interview on BBC Radio York! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08mqklt

Our fundraising duck dash in 2019


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Pictures of our Duck Dask August 2019

The rain and thunder thankfully held off for our duck dash on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who turned up, bought a ticket, played the tombola and joined us for some quacking good fun. We raised over £300 for the Friends, every single penny of which goes back into our work within the forest. Lovely pictures courtesy of Colin Dadswell.


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Planning our Duck Dash!

We are thinking of again holding our very popular Duck Dash races in the stream near the Visitor Centre on the May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 4th May 2015 – to raise money and promote the Friends of Dalby.

However for the event to go ahead we would need to confirm sufficient volunteer numbers. Assistance is required both in and alongside the stream for the Duck Dash as well as in the Visitor Centre to sell tickets (or outside if the weather is good).

Would you please let us know by 10th March if you are available and willing to help on 4th May. We already have at least one willing volunteer for being in the water!

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