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Online shopping to boost funds for Norwich youngster

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 August 2011

Kerry Ogston with her daughter, one-year-old Daisy, who has Adams-Oliver Syndrome. Picture: Denise Bradley

Kerry Ogston with her daughter, one-year-old Daisy, who has Adams-Oliver Syndrome. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Shoppers are being urged to help boost fundraising efforts to raise money to provide a safe room for a little girl with a rare condition.

As previously reported in the Evening News, Daisy Ogston is just one of 130 people in the world to be diagnosed with Adams-Oliver Syndrome.

She is missing the front of her skull and could be left with brain damage or worse with a single blow to her head.

At the family home in Winchcomb Road, Bowthorpe, one-year-old Daisy has to be constantly monitored in case she bumps into something or stops breathing and her mum Kerry Ogston, 31, rarely takes her out for fear she will pick up an infection.

Doctors have recommended that Ms Ogston’s three-bedroom home is extended to provide a specially adapted room for Daisy, pictured right with her mum, where she will be safe.

Cavell Primary School in Lakenham, where Ms Ogston’s seven-year-old daughter Izzabelle is a pupil, launched a fundraising scheme called Daisy Chain before the end of school term.

As part of the fundraising campaign, people are being encouraged to sign up to an online scheme, easyfundraising, which donates money to the Daisy Chain Fund when registered members shop at well known retailers such as Amazon, Argos, M&S and eBay.

Ms Ogston said: “It’s very simple, people just have to visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/daisychainfund and whenever they buy something, the retailer makes a donation to Daisy Chain Fund. They’ve helped other causes raise over £2,000,000 so it really does work.”

For more information about Daisy or to donate to her fund, go to http://dottydaisy.blogspot.com.

Are you fundraising for a good cause? Call Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk

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