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 £47,000 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
£65,975 to date

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Finn's Story

2½-year-old Finn is under the care of Jane Davison our ketogenic dietitian at The Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, and has been on the ketogenic diet for only a month.

When Finn was 20-months-old he was offered a corpus colostomy, a surgical procedure to control generalized seizures, but Finn’s mum and dad wanted to try the ketogenic diet first.

Here is what Finn’s mum, Jo, has to say about Finn’s progress on the diet. “Luckily for us it feels like it was the right decision for Finn. Finn has now been on the diet for a month and wow what an outstanding month it has been! He is alert, happy and engaged. His seizures have decreased dramatically - in fact from almost the first day on the diet the difference has been amazing. I just can’t put it into words. From the relentless daily grind of seizures and the constant jerks to almost nothing! We are just starting to let ourselves dream that Finn might have a chance at life. But most of all the diet has not been hard, in fact it’s been easy. It’s the seizures that are hard, and running the diet feels like a pleasure. I think I built it up in my head before we started so I was almost scared of the diet. I am so overjoyed that I feel I want to give you daily updates on his wonderful progress. We know it’s very early days, but we couldn’t have had a better start under our lovely Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitian, Jane.”

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