Six year old Imogen Daly from Betley was a VIP guest at Leoni UK in Newcastle-under-Lyme last week when she accepted a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
The charity is a special one for Imogen as she was born with the rare liver disease, biliary atresia and received a life-saving transplant at just 11 months old when her mum, Charlotte, donated part of her liver.
“CLDF have always been on hand with information about Imogen’s condition and treatment and support when we needed it” explains Imogen’s dad, Seb, who accompanied her to the presentation. “Fortunately, Imogen is doing well at the moment, but we need to know that they will continue to be there for her as she grows up and for other families affected by childhood liver disease, for which there is still no cure. We are very grateful to have received donations from Leoni’s Children’s Charity Committee in the past, but £2,500 is just amazing. We are so glad they have chosen a charity which means so much to our family.”
Alison Taylor, Chief Executive of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, added: “CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases, by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this however, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations, so we are really grateful for this generous donation from Leoni UK. It will enable us to continue to make a real difference to families like Imogen’s throughout the UK.”
Photo caption: Imogen and Seb Daly receive the cheque for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation from Richard Tait, Managing Director of Leoni UK