Daisy decided to take on a mammoth fundraising challenge during lockdown, when her Dad, who serves in the Army, was deployed to the Outer Hebrides at the start of lockdown, to help the NHS fight Covid-19.
Daisy had just returned from South Africa and was determined to use lockdown to do something positive. So she decided to raise money for Little Troopers by cycling and running the distance from their home to where her Dad was posted,which was 1080km.
To reach her target, Daisy went out every day to complete a 10K run or cycle, as well as juggling her schoolwork at home. With no exercise bike or treadmill in sight, Daisy completed the whole challenge outside, whatever the weather. She even roped in some of her neighbours to join her for social distanced runs or to cycle alongside her if they couldn’t keep up!
Daisy’s Dad told us “I am so proud of her and I think she really is a Little Trooper, she aimed to raise £500, but has now on completion of her challenge raised over £4000!”
Daisy has split her amazing fundraising total between Little Troopers and Blood Cancer UK.
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “We are honoured that Daisy has chosen Little Troopers as one of her charities in this incredible challenge. It’s amazing to see someone so young be so self-motivated and inspiring. “
Daisy will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of her award. Well done Daisy, you’re a real Little Trooper!