Charity

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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Team Teddy's fundraising page

Fundraisers: 
Charlie Grant, steven hawkes, Sara Handley, neil Yarranton, Matthew Grant, Alex Gall, Kate Spencer

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/swim4teddy

For the second year running on Sunday 11th June 2017, Charlie Grant, and a group of his family, friends and OGL colleagues, will be tackling the Great North Swim in honour of Charlies little boy, Teddy, who passed away in October 2015, at the tender age of 1. Teddy tragically suffered a complex seizure which resulted in a cardiac arrest. Other than his seizures Teddy had been living an otherwise healthy and very happy life with Charlie, Nikki and big brother Finley.


This is the second year that Charlie and his Swimming team are tackling the great north swim. The team have once again chosen the daisy garland to raise money for. A charity which offers help and support to families whose lives have been touched by drug resistant epilepsy.


The Great North Swim which is held at Lake Windermere was an obvious choice for Charlie because the Lake District is very close to his heart as the family holidayed there when Teddy was just six weeks old. Teddys first boat trip was on Lake Windermere and although he slept through most of the trip when he did wake up he couldnt stop looking around at the water. He also had his first swim during that holiday, although not on the lake! These precious and happy memories of the lake and surrounding area make it the perfect challenge for Charlie.


The Great North Swim is Europes biggest open water swimming event and will have around 10,000 participants.


Charlie and the team of twelve including Matt Grant, Alex Gall, Marco Sivyer, Neil Yarranton, Alex Barnett, Laura Jones, Sara Handley, Dave Handley, Chris Barr, Gavin Davies, Adam Perry and Kate Haighway have signed up for a selection of distances ranging from 1 mile to 10k.The swimmers and distances are referenced below:

Charlie Grant - 10k

Sara Handely,  Laura Jones, Kris Rooney - 5k

Matt Grant, Alex Gall, Marco Sivyer, Neil Yarranton, Chris Barr, Kate Haighway, Adam Perry  - 2 miles

Gavin Davies, Al Barnett (+family) - 1 mile

Injury/Reserve List

Steve Hawkes (Back), Jamie Turvey (graze on knee)


Money raised will go The Daisy Garland where Charlie and Nikki have asked for it to help fund equipment to monitor childrens seizures so that they can lead normal and safe lives.


Please give whatever you can below for this fantastic charity in memory of beautiful Teddy Grant.


Good luck team to the whole team and thank you for all of your continuing support!

Recent donors

21.06.17 Well done with your fundraising, and good luck for future events! Rachel, Grant and Esther :-)

14.06.17 Massive achievement, huge congratulations.

14.06.17 So very oroud of you all .Love from Nanny from Leeds xxxxx

14.06.17 Well done to all involved

13.06.17

12.06.17 Well done Kate and team!

11.06.17 Well done guys ! Great cause xxx

11.06.17 Well done Team Teddy !

11.06.17 Well done Marco and all of Team Teddy!

10.06.17

10.06.17 Wishing you the best of luck!

10.06.17

10.06.17 Hope it all goes well people x

10.06.17 Good luck to everyone, hope the water's not too cold

10.06.17 Good luck Uncle Marc xx

10.06.17 Good luck Neil and the team.

10.06.17 Good luck guys!

10.06.17 Good luck with your swim Kate and everyone else

10.06.17 Gutted about the weather, but love the fact it's not stopping you. Good luck all of you, see you in the water next year x

10.06.17 Good luck Team Teddy! You are all amazing xx

10.06.17 Good luck Team Teddy! X

09.06.17 Good luck Chris and everyone swimming from amy, Luke and Sam x

09.06.17 Good luck in the swim, keep your head above water Charlie

09.06.17 Had to get you up to the 2000 marker! Amazing cause and you'll smash it xxxx

09.06.17 Good luck Charlie!!

£2,455.00

Running total

Target:
£2,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£2,850.38
Total donors:
110
Last donor:
Rachel Nock
21.06.17  
Offline fundraising:
£290.00
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