Raising money for Daisy

Chiswick fitness studio Fit & Food is raising money to support the recovery of Daisy, the little girl who was badly injured in a road accident last June at the Vale junction of the Uxbridge Rd in Acton.

Daisy, who was just three when the accident happened, was riding her scooter with her mother Cristina and brother as they crossed the road at a traffic lights when she was hit by a moped. She was so badly injured she was not initially expected to survive the crash.

She has a long road to recovery. She has cognitive difficulties, slow speech, visual impairment and chronic fatigue. She does physiotherapy for her physical injuries, which she finds very tiring and doctors have told her parents they will only know more about what the future holds in terms of her brain development after about a year.

Laura, who runs Fit & Food, lives locally and heard her story. Twice a year she runs a step challenge for her clients, to encourage them to increase their step count. This month she is also encouraging them to get friends to sponsor them and raise money for Daisy’s care. She has set up groups to complete the 400,000 step challenge during the month of March (which works out at 13,000 steps a day).

If you would like to join the challenge, download the StrideKick app and add fitandfoodpt in the ‘Friends’ tab so Laura can keep track of your steps. You can join the challenge any day until the end of March and your month will begin on the day you join.

The money raised will be spent on hiring a speech and language therapist and a music therapist for Daisy.

If you would like to give without doing the step challenge, you can just go to the Just Giving page for Daisy to donate: justgiving.com

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