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The Daisy Garland charity was set up in November 2004 to keep Daisy’s memory alive and to help other little children like her.
We fund an increasing number of Ketogenic Dietitians who work in National Health Hospitals treating hundreds of children with intractable epilepsy.
We are the only UK charity funding Ketogenic Dietitians - each dietitian costs up to £45,000 per annum. If you think you could help us fund our next Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitian go to HOW YOU CAN HELP. Be in touch today.
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The Daisyometer shows how much we have raised so far to keep our Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitians in place for a total of 3 years at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
GRAHAM FAULKNER - TRUSTEE
We are delighted to announce that Graham Faulkner has joined The Daisy Garland as Trustee.
Graham has worked for disability charities for over 20 years and is Chief Executive of the Epilepsy Society. He is also vice Chairman of the Joint Epilepsy Council, Governor of the UCLH NHS Foundation Trust (which has the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in its portfolio) and was recently appointed Chairman of the charitable company Queen Squires Enterprises. Graham is also a member of the Benevolent Committee at the Royal College of Nursing.
Graham has first-hand knowledge of epilepsy as his son, Gareth, was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a teenager. ''I well remember the day that he had his first seizure or at least the first time that we were aware of his seizures. I was terrified and thought he was dying. I can still remember the feeling in the pit of my stomach as I followed the ambulance to the local hospital and the shock when his epilepsy was diagnosed. It was a condition that I knew nothing about at the time and so I can appreciate how parents feel when they receive that diagnosis''.
On his appointment as Trustee of The Daisy Garland Graham said;
“I am delighted to have been invited to join the Board of the Daisy Garland. I heard David give a talk at a conference about 18 months ago and I was transfixed by the passion and vision that he conveyed - passion for Daisy and for the new charity that he and Sara had founded in her memory and vision for what it could achieve to help others with the condition. I was intrigued by the work of the charity and by the Ketogenic diet. I have long been fascinated by the diet and have wondered why it works so well for some children. I was impressed with the way the charity was going about publicising it and the very practical ways in which it was contributing to provide dietitians and other specialists in hospitals. I hope that I can help in some small way to spread the word and enable the Daisy Garland to grow and to take its message far and wide to bring hope to parents with children who have epilepsy.”
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