ISLAND Roads has announced Daisy Chains as its chosen charity for the second year running.

Each year employees vote on which local charity to support through a number of fundraising activities.

Usually a different good cause is selected, but Island Roads staff have again chosen to fundraise for Daisy Chains because planned charity events during 2020 have been so badly affected by Covid-19.

The news has been welcomed by Daisy Chains, the Island based children’s charity which supports families affected by long-term sickness or disability. 

The charity’s main focus has become assisting with the travel needs for those requiring urgent and sometimes life-changing treatment at mainland hospitals. 

Kellie Lawrence, fundraising manager of Daisy Chains, said: "During the past year (we have) continued to support many Island families with poorly children who needed to attend appointments on the mainland.

“We have also had 15 premature babies born during the pandemic whose parents needed to travel daily to mainland hospitals to see them which has been a challenge with the many restrictions in place."

Elbie Todd, from the Island Roads fundraising team, added: “It was only right Daisy Chains remain our chosen charity this year and we are all looking forward to getting back to normal and raising as much money as we can for what is such a great cause.”

Charities previously chosen by Island Roads staff include Home-Start and Ability Dogs 4 Young People.