Last Autumn, 11 year old Daisy Doyle, granddaughter of Cure Parkinson’s co-founder Air Vice Marshal Michael Dicken and Patron Jenny Dicken, planted 50 oak trees on her family farm in Umberleigh, Devon in support of our research into a cure for Parkinson’s.
Daisy chose to do this as part of her year 6 project at Blundells School in Tiverton. Once the 50 trees were planted, people could ‘adopt’ one in return for a donation to Cure Parkinson’s. We are thrilled to announce that after smashing her initial fundraising target of £500, Daisy has raised a phenomenal £2,430. A huge congratulations to you Daisy, thank you for your fantastic eco-fundraising efforts!
Each tree has been assigned a number and the name of the person who has sponsored it; and yearly updates will be sent on the tree’s progress.
In a speech to her class about her fundraising project, Daisy said:
Cure Parkinson’s is very dear to me and my family…This charity is like an oak tree, it started like an acorn and over 16 years it has grown into a mighty oak.Daisy Doyle
If you are feeling inspired by Daisy’s unique fundraising project and would like to support us by doing your own fundraising, find out more here.
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