DD Charity Blog

A place for us to highlight the great work of charitable groups we are supporting with donations of DD Hammocks Gear each month. We are proud to be working with community engagement programs, mental health charities and more to provide equipment and easy access to the great outdoors for those in need.

30 January 2023

DD Charity Update - January 2023

By Vikki
For the first DD Charity Blog of 2023, we kick off the New Year by shining the spotlight on the work of our two January Charity partners. We catch up with Mark Cropley of Wellderness CIC to examine the work of this non-profit, community interest company that brings people together in the wild. We also take a look at the ethos of our second charity partner Free To Be Kids UK; a London based charity that helps children of all ages and backgrounds enjoy nature.

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13 December 2022

DD Charity - 2022 Recap

By Vikki
2022 is now drawing to a close, and in this blog we cast a look back at the year in DD Charity. Read on to find out more about our partner organisations, our total donations and how our charity edition hammocks and tarps are being used to help those in need!

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29 November 2022

DD Charity Update - November 2022

By Vikki
November is the month of frosty mornings, fireworks and long nights curled up in your hammock - but just because winter is on the way doesn't mean that the outdoors can't be explored! This month we've teamed up with The Wellness Cafe and Bushkraft Forest School CIC; two organisations dedicated to helping those in the community improve their mental health and wellbeing through the power of nature and great company!

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25 October 2022

DD Charity Update - October 2022

By Vikki
October may be the time of spooky season, but not to worry - there's nothing but camping treats (no tricks!) in store for this month's charities! We've teamed up with mental health charity Blackdog Outdoors and local grassroots nature charity The Children's Wood and Meadow - read on for more information about these two great charities, their work, and their dedication to nature!

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29 September 2022

DD Charity Update - September 2022

By Vikki
This month we have been working with John Ratcliffe of Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School's "Hazels" outdoor learning school. Take a look to see how John and the team are helping children learn and grow in the bounties of the outdoors!

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25 August 2022

DD Charity Update - August 2022

By Vikki
The outdoors is at the heart of all we do here at DD, and there's no greater joy than seeing everyone of all ages and backgrounds getting out and enjoying it! This month we catch up with The Boathouse Youth; Blackpool's leading youth charity that works tirelessly to help young people get out, enjoy the outdoors and get involved within their local community, all while developing essential life skills.

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27 July 2022

DD Charity Update - July 2022

By Vikki
Looking after nature is just as important as going out and enjoying it, and so this month we take a look at the work of the charity we have been working with for the month of July - Kent Wildlife Trust. Kent Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity based in the UK with a vision for a better, greener future and works to get those of all ages involved in taking care of the world around us.

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23 June 2022

Charity Update - June 2022

By Vikki
The sun is high and the days are long, and it's especially times like these when everyone deserves to discover the joys of the outdoors. This month we catch up with The Learning Center; a forest school for children and young people, based in Pennsylvania USA, who's goal is to encourage strong childhood development using bushcraft and nature.

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22 May 2022

DD Charity Update - May 2022

By Vikki
For the month of May we have partnered with Damien Isherwood and the Curtis Palmer Program as part of the Pilgrim Bandits Charity, as well as Dose of Nature, an organisation dedicated to improve the mental wellbeing of those in need through engagement with the natural world. Read on to find out more about what The Curtis Palmer Progam and Dose of Nature offers and how they use the great outdoors to assist in their wellness aims.

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29 April 2022

DD Charity Update - April 2022

By Vikki
It's April and we're taking a look at the work and services of an organisation that work tirelessly to assist children and young people to truly embrace the healing benefits and educational advantages of nature. Read on to explore the work of Doncaster Children's University & Forest School.

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DD Charity Update - January 2023

For the first DD Charity Blog of 2023, we kick off the New Year by shining the spotlight on the work of our two January Charity partners. We catch up with Mark Cropley of Wellderness CIC to examine the work of this non-profit, community interest company that brings people together in the wild. We also take a look at the ethos of our second charity partner Free To Be Kids UK; a London based charity that helps children of all ages and backgrounds enjoy nature.
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