Every little girl’s first day at school should be exciting and fun but for four-year-old Daisy from Lexden, Essex, it was the day her parents were told she had leukaemia.
From that day on, Addenbrooke’s Hospital was to become their second home for a while, as Daisy received treatment.
The family are extremely grateful for the support they received from the staff on Ward C2 and the CLIC Sargent Social Care Team who helped them understand what was happening.
Dad Andy wanted to ‘give something back’ and having quite long hair, he, together with Daisy’s grandad, great uncle and two uncles, decided to shave off their hair and the ‘Brave Knights’ were formed to raise vital funds for those who had given them the support they needed when they needed it most.
So at Stanway Rovers Football Club the deed was done and thanks to generous donations the Brave Knights have now raised nearly £7,500!
Andy said: “Emma and I are so grateful for the support we have received from both CLIC Sargent and ward C2 at Addenbrooke’s that we had to do something to give a little back.
“We were never prepared for quite how generous people can be, it’s just amazing.
“Daisy has been so brave through her treatment so far, and ward C2 has been key in making her stays in hospital a more pleasant experience in what otherwise could be quite a traumatic time.
“Thank you to everyone involved in raising these funds and thank you to CLIC Sargent and ward C2, you are amazing!”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: ‘When cancer strikes young lives, CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health.
“To raise nearly £7,500 is tremendous and they are all hair-o’s to CLIC Sargent.”