saphia simson


The Daisy Garland
A family-run national children’s charity providing active support for children with drug-resistant epilepsy and their parents/carers. The charity was set up in memory of our daughter Daisy who tragically died at 6 years of age from SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients). We provide NHS hospitals with ketogenic dietitians - a medically recognised and accepted way of treating drug resistant epilepsy. This diet is not widely available on the NHS due to lack of funding. We also provide grants for night-time breathing monitors to children with drug-resistant epilepsy.
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Saphia's Edinburgh Half Marathon

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Thank you for visiting this page! So for some unknown reason I have signed up to do the Edinburgh Half Marathon this year and it is now coming up alarmingly fast. I am doing it to raise money for The Daisy Garland Foundation, which is a wonderful charity which supports children with drug-resistant epilepsy. All the money I raise will go towards night time breathing monitors, which keep children safe at night while they sleep, alerting their parents if they have a seizure, and make a huge difference to the lives of families with children with drug-resistant epilepsy.

If you know me you will know that exercise, and running in particular, do not come naturally to me, so if you can donate anything, however small, it would be hugely appreciated by me and everyone at The Daisy Garland :) Thank you!! :)

Saphia xxx

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31.05.15 Good luck dude!! Run forest run!

30.05.15 Good Luck!!

29.05.15 Good luck Meeshi! I know you can do this. You've trained so hard for this day... But actually-you have totally got this! xxxxx

28.05.15 I'm so amazed and proud! Keep making those healthy NHS choices (awks if you don't get that) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

28.05.15 Go Normans!!

27.05.15 Good luck Saphia!

13.05.15 Good luck! xx

12.05.15 Fantastic cause & good luck with your training and on the big day. Much love.

12.05.15 Great Charity to support. We will be thinking of you! Good Luck :-)

11.05.15 Run Forest Run! Chuckle your way around all 13 miles!

10.05.15 We've TOTALLY GOT THIS.


09.05.15 Half marathon?! Do you not remember the horrific experience of the 800m?! Remember to 'run through the stitch'.

27.04.15 Good luck Saphia! This is such a great cause and challenge. I'm sure you will be fab! You've got this.

13.03.15 Well done Saphia. We're very proud of you. Love Kathryn and John xxx


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