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Herefordshire Garden Centre to support Trust

Radway Bridge garden centre and nurseries have kindly allowed a clothing recycling bank to be placed on the front. All donations of clean clothing and bric brac are collected and taken to our fundraIsing shop in Hereford, to raise vitals funds for the Trust.



Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust announces annual grant total.

Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust is delighted to announce that it has now issued its latest grants totalling,
£222,196

This represents the dedicated fundraising efforts of all the supporters, volunteers and staff during 2016. All the partnered organisations were thrilled with their awards and will work with the Trustees in allocate them to projects during 2017. This amount means that in total our partnered organisations both past and current have now been able to buy and operate vital equipment and services to the grand total of

£1,726,554

The aim of Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust is the ‘Preservation of Health and the Relief of Sickness for children and young adults in the Community’. Working with our nominated partners across the West Midlands the Trust has funded, specialist nurses and their ongoing training, new medical equipment including High Dependency units, funded community support care for young people with cancer, helped finance the refurbishment of wards including Paediatric A&E areas and much much more. Every year all of the funds raised are distributed by the Trust to fund these vital projects and services, delivered by our partnered organisations. In addition, by working with our partners, each shop has been actively promoted each cause within the community by advertising events and increasing awareness of the needs of the organisation being supported.
The Trustees of Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust wish to thank all the supporters, volunteers and staff for their efforts in achieving this amazing result.

Poorly children at Burton's Queen's Hospital given boost with play area revamp


Patients, parents, staff and health chiefs were on hand to see the cutting of the ribbon, and were joined by members of Daisychain Benevolent Fund, which donated more than £25,000 of profits from its shop in Tutbury. Davina Roberts and Greg Rowe both trustees of the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust stated,  "This project would not be possible without our wonderful staff, supporters and the customers at the Tutbury charity shop. "What was someone's unwanted coat or vase has helped to fund this amazing play area and together we have truly transformed this area which will encourage distraction and reduce anxiety for both the children and their families."




Chris Maddox, Burton Hospital's community partnerships and charities manager, co-ordinated the work.He said: "Nobody wants their child to be ill and stuck in bed. Being outdoors is part of your childhood and to be a child in hospital is not an exciting thing. "Some children have to stay in here for very long periods of time and we are keen for them to get involved with outdoor activity and not miss out. "We are really appreciative of the hard work and generous nature of  the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust.




Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust to fund further purchase of vital equipment at Worcestershire Royal Hospital Children's Ward


The Riverbank Children's Ward at Royal Worcestershire Hospital was thrilled to learn that a further amount was being given to the Paediatric Department to the tune of £33,304.This amount will purchase new High Dependency Equipment such as those recently acquired using funds already given by the Trust.


Greg Rowe and Davina Roberts from the Trust, visited the ward to see just how the children were benefiting from using some of the equipment already funded.


Pictured left is Imogen who was one of the patients that showed us the equipment she uses as well as her Hello Kitty items.


Matron Dana and the medical staff at the ward are delighted with the equipment already received. All the funds given was generated by the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Worcestershire shops and fundraising events.






Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust reach incredible £280k fundraising milestone


Earlier this month, Directors of Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust, Davina Roberts and Greg Rowe, informed Teenage Cancer Trust that they had reached a phenomenal fundraising milestone.


The money was raised by from the sale of clothes, books and shoes that are donated to their 15 shops across the midlands region.

Davina Roberts, head of retail operations at the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust, said: 'We are proud to be helping Teenage Cancer Trust in their goal to reach 100 per cent of young people diagnosed with cancer, and we are delighted to have reached this milestone in our fundraising for them. A huge thank you must go to all the staff and volunteers involved with Daisychain Benevolent Fund shops and head office for their continued commitment and enthusiasm'.



Teenage Cancer Trust Regional Fundraising Manager for the West Midlands, Michelle Aucott said: 'Once again Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust have shown incredible passion, energy and commitment to supporting young people with cancer. We cannot thank them enough for their continued support. The funds raised will ensure that young people with cancer don't feel so alone'.



Worcester law firm donation will benefit sick children

A WORCESTER law firm has raised over £1,000 for Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust, one of the mayor of Worcester’s chosen charities.Waldrons Solicitors, based at City Wells House, Sidbury offered their time free of charge to write wills for city residents in exchange for a donation to the charity.After collecting all the donations, which totalled £1,070, Waldrons received an invitation from the mayor to attend the Guildhall and to present a cheque to Greg Rowe, chairman of Daisychain's board of trustees.Dawn Cash of Waldrons said: “I am extremely proud that Waldrons is able to support Daisychain in this way. It also helps us to raise awareness of the need for everyone to make a will. We hope that the next Wills Fortnight will raise even more money to help Daisychain continue with its excellent work in the community.


Mr Rowe said: “Once again, Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust are delighted to be associated with Waldrons Solicitors and their charity will scheme, "This wonderful donation will help us to buy new equipment for the Riverside children’s ward and fund support services provided by our partner charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust in Worcestershire.


Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust funds new Paediatric A&E area at Hereford General Hospital.

Hereford General Hospital has now re opened its A&E to include a newly built childrens area with treatments rooms. The new secure rooms have been painted throughout with fantastic country scenes to distract both patient and parents or carers alike. New seating, flat screen television and play equipment have also been funded by the Trust. 




£21,000 donation for Worcester Children’s Ward

Riverbank Children's Ward at Worcestershire Royal Hospital is set to benefit from a £21,000 grant provided by the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust. Staff on the ward are going to spend the money on specialist monitoring equipment for children and young people needing high dependency care. This will help the team to keep a close eye on children and young people who require higher levels of care. This is the second donation Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust has made to the Worcester children’s ward, following a donation in 2014. The team used that contribution to buy new fans and a stock of ‘buddy beds’ that allow parents to stay overnight with their children. Greg Rowe, chairman of the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust said: “We’re really proud to support the children’s services here at Worcestershire Royal, and so pleased with the new facilities planned. “I would like to thank everyone that donated clothing and goods to our shops and also the volunteers and fundraising staff for their enormous effort in making this all happen.” Matron Dana Picken said “We are so grateful that the team at Daisychain thought of us again. This donation is very generous and will enable us to buy extra equipment that will make a real difference to the experience of children and families on our ward. Thank you to Greg and Daisychain!”



Teenage Cancer Trust celebrates significant grant from Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust

Staff and volunteers at the office of Teenage Cancer Trust were thrilled to have received a grant for £104,990 from Daisychain benevolent Fund Trust. The amount is vital to new services being developed in the Midlands Region to help young adults with cancer.

Greg Rowe Chairman of the Board of Trustees from Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust said, 'we continue to be fully committed with our partners Teenage Cancer Trust to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults going through this challenging time in their lives. New services are to be announced shortly and come in part as a result of the fabulous efforts of our staff and volunteers and supporters'.






A Giant 9st Chocolate Egg made especially by Cadburys was raffled raising an amazing £1416 for much needed funds for Teenage Cancer Trust through our shops.




This giant 9st Chocolate Egg was collected from Cadburys and raffled by Daisychain Benevolent Fund. The detail was just amazing and as you can see had to be moved on a trolley! The draw was on the 31st March.











Thrilling Bollywood Evening with Harrison Clark
Rickerbys of Worcester in aid of Daisychain Benevolent Fund raises £687!

Harrison Clark Rickerbys, a leading law firm with specialist solicitors and lawyers based in Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford, Ross and the Thames Valley held Bollywood Evening with dancers, DJ, Henna artists and more.
An amazing £687 was raised from the night and all
the proceeds will go to support Daisychain Benevolent Fund in the purchase of essential medical equipment for Teenage Cancer Trust and Local Children's Wards across the West Midlands.










Daisychain Benevolent Fund's music event set to rock Worcester Cathedral Hall.


The date is the 18th April, the place College Hall, Worcester Cathedral!

A night of incredible music from The Delray Rockets, Skewwhiff, 
Nigel 'Dodgy' Clarke  and The Woo Town Hillbillies. Tickets are already selling fast so be quick and get your tickets today. You can  buy your tickets by just clicking on the Cathedral Chaos image and or on the link below,

wegottickets.com

You can also purchase the tickets at worcester retail shops, Rise Records and Music City.

All the proceeds go to support Daisychain Benevolent Fund in the purchase of essential medical equipment for Teenage Cancer Trust and Riverside Children's Ward, Worcester Royal Hospital.


  




Daisychain Benevolent Fund launches, 'Ask Your Neighbour' stock appeal. 

 
Daisychain Benevolent Fund has launched an urgent stock appeal for all of its shops. Our aim this year is to raise over a quarter of a million pounds, to help with the fantastic work our nominated charities do within the local community. Supporters of your local Children's Ward and Teenage Cancer Trust,  are urged to ask at least one neighbour to donate a full bag of clothing, bric-a-brac, books etc. The neighbour is then urged to ask their neighbour in turn and so hopefully down the whole street. Bags can be grouped together and be taken to their local Daisychain Benevolent Fund Shop. This will ensure your donation goes directly to a shop and enables us to sell the goods locally, helping customers find a bargain whilst supporting local people in need of help from our nominated causes.





To find your nearest shop, please click on 'Shop Locations'.







Cheethams Children's Ward at the University Hospital North Staffordshire takes receipt of two vital incubators.

The Ward Sister was delighted to be presented with two new incubators which will be used in the Children's Ward. This life saving equipment was provided from the latest grant award from the Trust. Davina Roberts the Operations Director for Daisychain Benevolent Fund said,' We are so pleased to be able to help Cheethams and are most grateful to our staff, volunteers and loyal customers for their continued support'. The funds for the equipments was raised by the Kidsgrove and Silverdale shops. 

(pictured left are UHNS representatives with staff, volunteers from the Silverdale shop and Trustees from Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust)