THE DAISY CHAIN

Daisy UK's three-fold approach to equality and inclusion. Assisting disabled people to fulfill their true potential and grasp opportunities, through sports, education and employment.

  1. schools, colleges and further education

    Disability and visual awareness through sport courses for children and youngsters in schools, colleges and after school clubs

  2. Disability and Visual Awareness Courses

    Disability and visual awareness through sport courses for staff and volunteers in schools, colleges and other organisations

  3. Creating pan-disability sports clubs

    the creation of inclusive sports clubs for young people with a disability, siblings and friends


  • July 31, 2014 - CHARITY CHAMPION UPDATE: - Congratulations to Paul Gwatkin, he has completed his JOGLE (John O Groats to Lands End) Bike ride - Paul has completed this feat in 6 and a half days! - Stay tuned for a detailed write up and... More →
  • July 30, 2014 - A massive donation from Quindell Legal Services - A message from Dave Kelly: - I cannot thank you enough for your help and support and unbelievable fundraising. As you realise I am blind and I was too polite to as how much in total had been raised.... More →
  • July 23, 2014 - John O Groats to Lands End - Bike ride for Daisy UK - Today at 4pm Paul sets off to John O Groats where he will begin his journey down from Scotland to the brink of the English South East Coast. Paul begins the JOGLE on Friday the 25th. - Keep track of... More →
  • July 22, 2014 - Daisy UK - Chester Zoo! - Daisy does Chester zoo - When we said we were going to Chester zoo people said, “what about the smell, the noise, the heat?” and I said the animals will just have to get used to it.  On a... More →
  • July 21, 2014 - Daisy Crew.... return from Chester Zoo! - The Daisy UK gang our returning from Chester Zoo where all our youngsters had a fantastic time... - See the pictures belwo: - [Show as slideshow] - 123► - More information and accounts to... More →

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What’s Coming Up?


We now have a brand new calendar that we are working on to show all our upcoming events, clubs, holiday clubs and general information.
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or see a list of upcoming clubs, events and activities below:

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CHARITY CHAMPION UPDATE:


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Congratulations to Paul Gwatkin, he has completed his JOGLE (John O Groats to Lands End) Bike ride
Paul has completed this feat in 6 and a half days!
Stay tuned for a detailed write up and overview.
paul-gwatkin wearing his cycling clothing and helmet
Thank you Paul! :) take a look at his JOGLE Progress page to check out the highlights.

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A massive donation from Quindell Legal Services


A message from Dave Kelly:
Dave receing check from Quindell Legal Services
I cannot thank you enough for your help and support and unbelievable fundraising. As you realise I am blind and I was too polite to as how much in total had been raised. I did not find out until I had left the building and Lauren had told me it was an unbelievable £7664.
Well we nearly had to cancel the taxi and call an ambulance. On behalf of all the young people we work with here at Daisy Inclusive UK, a great big thank you and hugs to you all at Quindell Legal Services.

Your fundraising will be used, to bring joy and smiles to all at Daisy Inclusive UK.

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John O Groats to Lands End – Bike ride for Daisy UK


Today at 4pm Paul sets off to John O Groats where he will begin his journey down from Scotland to the brink of the English South East Coast. Paul begins the JOGLE on Friday the 25th.

Keep track of Paul on his journey and donation by seeing our Daisy JOGLE Updates page

Lets all get behind him!

paul-gwatkin wearing his cycling clothing and helmet

Paul hopes to ride from John O'Groats to Lands End for Daisy UK because he wants to raise awareness of the good work that we do.

Paul works for Daisy Inclusive UK as our Disability Hate Crime Officer, he works hard to provide support and solutions for victims of hate crime and works alongside third party organisations such as Merseyside Police.

Paul's Story:

The past 3 and half years has been a bit of a rocky road, I was admitted to the Walton Neuro Centre, Liverpool in 2011. This was a life changing event that included invasive brain surgery and post-operative care. Due to my on-going condition my career in Merseyside Police ended, a job that I loved. There followed a number of personal difficulties including stopping sport as a result of debilitating daily chronic pain.

In 2013 I was given the opportunity to work at Daisy UK and in the past 12 months I have come to appreciate others who have had similar experiences and those who struggle on a daily basis. The work that Daisy UK does is second to none and the team provide free help, support, training and education for disabled children across Merseyside. The Daisy team also run a number of clubs across the city, providing activities for children whilst allowing rest for carers and parents.

I am employed as the Disability Hate Crime Officer at Daisy UK and my role offers help, support and guidance for victims of Hate Crime and in particular some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
I personally want to thank all the team at Daisy UK for giving me a chance and I am hoping to cycle from John O Groats to Lands End a distance of 1000 miles in 7 days to raise awareness and funds for Daisy UK.
I continue to be reviewed by the doctors at Walton and again wish to highlight the outstanding work they do.

Chairty-champions

Without support Daisy Inclusive UK simply would not be able to help change young disabled peoples lives.
To help support Paul on his bike ride you can donate via his JustGiving page So far he has raised a fantastic £1,050.00.

If you would like to support Paul but would not like to make an online donation,
you can call the office on: 0151 220 2319, you can email: info@daisyuk.com or you can make a donation in person, call into our offices visit our find us page for our address and directions

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Daisy UK – Chester Zoo!


Daisy does Chester zoo

When we said we were going to Chester zoo people said, “what about the smell, the noise, the heat?” and I said the animals will just have to get used to it.  On a serious note a great big thank you to Peter Scarfe, he cycled to Chester and back and made this day possible. There were 35 very happy people who enjoyed every minute of this wonderful adventure. Everyone enjoyed the lions and the bat cave was boss. Talk about inclusion I think we had VI young people, CP, LD, ASD, Daisy UK rules OK. Everyone is looking forward to our next adventure.


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Daisy Crew…. return from Chester Zoo!


The Daisy UK gang our returning from Chester Zoo where all our youngsters had a fantastic time...
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More information and accounts to follow from some of our young people.

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10 Year Anniversary Celebrations


August this year marks the 10th anniversary of Daisy Inclusive UK and to celebrate it we are holding an all day event on Saturday 16th August 12pm till late.
The day will consist of a fun day from 12 till 5pm then we will be having an eveing of entertainment, food, raffles and auction from 6pm till late.

The event is due to take place at
The River Side Police Club
Riversdale Road
Aigburth
Liverpool
L19 3QN

Here is a piece from Dave explaining about the past decade of Daisy Inclusive UK.
Dave smiling wearing his Dais UK polo shirt
In the blink of an eye, 10 years have passed; well they say time flies when you’re enjoying yourself. There is no doubt about it I have enjoyed every moment of these past 10 years. There has also been a lot of sweat, motivation, determination, inspiration and one or two tears throughout this journey.

My dream all those years ago of Disability Awareness Introducing Sport to Youngsters (DAISY) was the easy bit turning this dream into a reality was the hard bit. I was a blind scouser who had lost everything, no money, no education, no job, no wife and no hope. Fortunately, I was a blind man who had a vision. That vision was to conquer adversity and remove the cataracts that made society short sighted surrounding issues of disabled people and their families.
10 years on, I look back with pride I’m so very proud of the Daisy staff and volunteers for all their hard work and dedication. For the organisations that have supported Daisy and most of all I am proud of all the people that have been part of Daisy’s vision from young to old, disabled to none disabled, no boundaries, no barriers, no can’t do attitude, we have helped thousands of people over the past 10 years in many different ways, helping them come to terms with their disabilities, helping them to understand other people’s disabilities, helping them through Sport, Education and Employment (SEE) and helping them reach their true potential.

Throughout the years, we have used the ethos ‘Make them Laugh and they Listen, make them Listen and they Learn.’ I can guarantee you that everyone that has been part of Daisy has laughed, listened and learnt. We have seven inclusive clubs around the city. Two main hubs, Brockman Hall, Tuebrook and the Zap Centre, Everton, we have an accessible allotment at Doric Park delivering Daisy ‘roots and shoots’. We deliver much needed Visual and Disability Awareness Training. Daisy is a third party reporting agency with Merseyside Police for Disability Hate Crime with one of the first designated Hate Crime Officer being put in place.

I feel at Daisy our initiative and think outside the box. ‘If they don’t learn the way we teach, we must teach the way they learn’, creating projects such as the Blue Light Inclusive Games, Merseyside Inclusive Sports Tournament (MIST), the Volunteer Inclusion Project (VIP) plus many, many more!!
We have won many awards over the past 10 years and we have made so many new friends. Even mixing with the celebrities due to our appearances on TV and radio, once again too many to mention but thank you to all. May the next 10 years be as inspirational as the previous decade; let’s hope it goes a bit more slower so I get even more time to enjoy it!!!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart
Dave Kelly
Founder of Daisy Inclusive UK

'Daisy Inclusive UK are the Can do Charity that Does'

See posters for the day below...

10th Anniversary Daytime flyer

10th Anniversary eveing flyer

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Daisy Inclusive UK Memorial Wall


Daisy Inclusive UK are producing a memorial wall for 'The 96'
Along with other Merseyside charities we have been lucky enough to be given, scarf's from the Hillsborough memorial we have 150 that where used in the 96 formation at Anfield for the memorial.

Our goal is to incorporate the scarf's, into a Daisy Inclusive UK tribute along including collage paintings, pictures from the Beatles, a piece about Everton Football club and bring it all together around the values of Daisy Inclusive UK, what Liverpool stands for.

Did you know The Beatles performed several times at Brockman Hall? This is significant because Daisy Inclusive UK are based at the hall and all of our services and activities operate from the building. More information will be available soon about The Beatles and when they performed at Brockman Hall.

The work on the wall has begun today with the first coat of paint being added...
One of the Daisy UK team up a ladder painting a wall that will be used as the memorial giving it a coat of red paint.

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Daisy Inclusive UK – Summer Tastic Holiday Club


The summer school holidays are just around the corner...
Some parents may say its too close, however here at Daisy Inclusive UK we cant wait, as we are running the Daisy Inclusive UK SummerTastic holiday activity club! The aim of this club is to give something different for the children to do during the summer, we will have lots to do from trampolining to baking.

Starting the 5th August every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 till 3.
Find out more here.

Looking forward to seeing you all :)

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Disability Hate Crime Opportunity – 30th July


COURSE: Disability Hate Crime

To be held on Wednesday the 26th July...
Flyer - disability hate crime 30 July

To book a place see our course registration page or email: info@daisyuk.com.

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Daisy UK – Property Marking with BTP


During our evening clubs tonight, British Transport Police Officers will be at our offices to mark personal items, to help limit theft and even aid the recovery of an item.

Bring along your personal items to be registered and marked;
Bicycles, laptops, phones, tablets or anything of a certain value that you are likely to have in a public place.

What happens?
The BTP officers mark the item with your post code and an ID label that contains a registration number, this helps to prevent theft and also aid the recovery of stolen goods.

So why not come along and meet some of the local Wirral Line British Transport Police Officers.

Did you know that we have been visited by the BTP before?
why not check out the video of when they came along to visit our clubs?


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