Charity status for Daisy Chains

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

 

Charity status for Daisy Chains

Mandy Fuller and Kelly Lawrence, of Daisy Chains Isle of Wight. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

AN Isle of Wight charity that helps families with children who have long term illnesses has been officially recognised by the Charity Commission.

Daisy Chains Isle of Wight was established by Mandy Fuller and Kellie Lawrence.

Both have had children suffer from long term illness. In 2012, they established the charity to help give parents access to equipment and therapies to improve ill children's lives.

The charity had to raise £5,000 and prove it could continue to operate successfully in the coming years.

Mandy said: "It's fantastic for us because we have had a year of setting up and making sure we are reaching the right people.

"It is a recognition of all the hard work by the trustees and everyone involved."

The charity has a number of fundraising events coming up.

On June 1 a team, including Isle of Wight County Press photographer Laura Holme, will hurtle down the longest zip wire in Europe, at Penrhyn Quarry, Wales.

On July 27, Daisy Chain Isle of Wight will run the Funtasia Festival in Sandown.

On May 21 there will be a speed dating event at Costa Coffee in Newport, starting at 7.30pm. This event is in aid of fundraising for Mandy's daughter Gracie-May.

To take part, please e-mail fallinloveovercoffee@outlook.com

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