'Daisy chain' raises £8,220 for seven-year-old with cerebral palsy
Some 20 men who chained themselves together to make a “Daisy chain” in Sunday’s Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) have raised £8,220 for a seven-year-old who has cerebral palsy.
The team ran in support of Daisy Mason, of East Winch, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and has difficulty controlling her muscles or walking unaided.
The Channel 4 star, who featured in ‘The Secret Life of Five-Year-Olds’, needs money to cover her ongoing physiotherapy costs as well as subsidising a new wheelchair.
Daisy’s uncle Howard Mason said: “It has gone really well, we have raised £8,220 in total and we have another £1,000 gift aid to go.
“We collected around £150 form just walking around the Tuesday Market Place after the run, when people were just dropping money into our bucket.
“We well exceeded our target, which is brilliant. We are just hoping to raise as much as we can for Daisy.”
Howard says his team managed to complete the 10k run in one hour, 12 minutes and three seconds.
He added: “The entire team crossed the finish line, we all managed to complete the run. The majority of us crossed together and then there were three members who were only three minutes behind.
“I’d like to give a big thank you to Matthew Hale and parents for making the T-shirts and Ben Tansley who did the 10k in a wheelchair.”
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/doingit4daisy
Pictured above, Sasha Bly and Howard Mason with friends from Globe Bowls Club. MLNF18MF05012