Paypal Turkey Dash 2017 by Aardman

The brilliantly Aardman-animated Turkey Dash 2017,  saw 8 charities lined up for a race for cash.  The winner was RNLI, but all the charities will be benefitting from taking part! 

Aardman has created an animated turkey dash campaign for PayPal that will raise funds for eight charities this Christmas.

Turkey Dash is raising funds for Blue Cross, CLIC Sargent, LGBT Foundation, Mental Health Foundation, Royal British Legion, RNLI, Save the Children and Sue Ryder.

It sees an elite field of CGI turkeys – one representing each charity – take part in an animated race powered by online donations. The turkeys are trained by Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, also transformed into an Aardman character, who encourages viewers to make a donation. The more donations a charity receives, the faster its turkey will run. All donations made to the eight charities taking part in Turkey Dash will be processed through PayPal Giving Fund UK.

Blue Cross has named its turkey Gregory Peck, RNLI has Captain McStuffing, CLIC Sargent has CLUCK Sargent, and LGBT Foundation has Rainbow Rebel, while Nurse Feathers is running for Sue Ryder, Poppy Pecksalot for Royal British Legion, Sleigh My Name for Save the Children, and Happy Go Clucky for Mental Health Foundation.


RNLI – “The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.  We provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service. Our values reflect the way we do business as an organisation.”


Blue Cross – “We find happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets and we keep pets healthy by promoting welfare and providing treatment.”

LGBT Foundation – “ LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. We also work with healthcare and other professionals to help make public services more accessible and inclusive for LGBT communities.”

CLIC Sargent – “CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well. And if the worst happens, we will work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain. “ 

Sue Ryder – “We provide person-centered hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones.”

Royal British Legion – “We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.”

Save the Children – “ Our vision is a world where every child survives, learns and is protected. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, for immediate and lasting change in their lives.”

Mental Health Foundation – “Dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems.”