Fri. Apr 16th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Island Roads support for local kids charity

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Island Roads staff have picked Daisy Chains as their chosen charity for the second year running. Each year employees vote on which local charity to support through a number of fundraising activities throughout the year.

Usually a different good cause is selected but Daisy Chains has been selected again because planned charity events were so badly affected by Covid-19.

The Island-based children’s charity supports families affected by long-term sickness or disability and helps with the travel needs for those requiring urgent and sometimes life-changing treatment at mainland hospitals. Fundraising manager, Kellie Lawrence, said: “During the past year, Daisy Chains has continued to support many Island families with poorly children who needed to attend appointments on the mainland. These appointments have continued throughout the pandemic.”
Fellow fundraising manager, Mandy Fuller, added: “It has been a really hard year for us in terms of fundraising as we have been unable to hold any of the events. We would like to thank Island Roads for again choosing to support our charity.”

Elbie Todd, from the Island Roads fundraising team, said: “It was only right that Daisy Chains remains our chosen charity this year and we are all looking forward to getting back to normal and raising as much money as we can for what is such a great cause.”
Charities previously chosen by Island Roads staff include Home-Start and Ability Dogs 4 Young People.