12:58PM, Friday 30 August 2013
A charity which supports children and their families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement has received a grant from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust.
Daisy's Dream, founded in 1996, was awarded £2,500 to support their work helping about 500 children throughout Berkshire to deal with the major impact of losing a loved one.
The Twyford-based foundation offers one-to-one guidance to children from a very young age, as well as advice for parents and family members on how best to support a child during a difficult period in their life.
The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, which receives about 80 per cent of the Advertiser's profits, awarded the grant to the charity based in London Road in 2012.
Vickie Randall, fundraising manager at Daisy's Dream said that the money will enable the foundation to help a wide number of vulnerable children.
"It’s absolutely thrilling to receive a grant like that," she said.
"It makes a huge difference to the work that we are able to do and ultimately it makes a difference to the children we are helping."
Daisy's Dream, named after the charity's mascot Daisy the dog, was started by founder Penny O'Rourke after she had received similar help following the sudden loss of her husband.
The Louis Baylis Trust supports countless groups and organisations in the area and has proved to be an invaluable asset to the town.
"I think it's excellent," said Vickie. "It’s a really good way of supporting local projects and local people."