What we do

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.

Epilepsy affects 1 in every 100 children in the UK
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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.

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Target: £107,100
£64,975 to date

Stories

Becky Easton

Becky Easton
Becky Easton

The “Daisy Garland”, what a lovely name for a charity, I thought! My daughter, Becky, had just started on the Ketogenic diet and as usual I was Becky Easton trawling the Internet for even more information. The website grabbed my eye and from then on I was a regular visitor, keeping up to date with the information and loving the personal touches put on by Sara. I was equally impressed by the beautiful Daisy Garland Christmas cards and ordered several packs. When they arrived, I was bemused to see that one of the packs contained one card that had been partially written on in what I now know is Sara’s handwriting. Jokingly, I sent this back to Sara as a Christmas card from my family, with a few friendly greetings and received a lovely letter back from her enclosing some Daisy Garland notelets in recompense. I continued to visit the DG website and posted on Daisy’s Café about one of Becky’s problems and whether it might be linked to the diet. I was also very taken with the story of little Daisy; she seemed to have been so very like my own daughter. Sadly, the next time I contacted Sara was to let her know that my daughter had died. Becky had been 10 years old and had suffered with epilepsy for about 8 years. She also had an underlying undiagnosed regressive neurological disability, which meant she could no longer walk, talk or swallow and had various other problems such as scoliosis and severe pain of unidentified cause. The medics at Great Ormond Street Hospital were at a loss to help her. One of the few things that helped was the introduction of the Ketogenic Diet which was very effective in controlling and reducing the numerous and variant seizures that Becky endured. But sadly her underlying disability proved too much for her and the seizures returned with devastating effect and her body and heart were unable to cope any longer. She died on 7th July 2008. Sara Garland has been a tower of strength for me in the 8 months since Becky died. Our regular emails have kept me going and given me strength during the bad days and we have become good friends with much in common. Nothing can ever replace Becky, but having the friendship and support from someone who has also lost their precious child is an immense comfort and an essential part of my recovery.

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