Blackwood mum raises £43,000 for Dreams & Wishes charity after death of daughter Daisy

A woman from Blackwood who lost her teenage daughter to a rare form of bone cancer has raised thousands of pounds for a charity which helped her and her family through their darkest hours.

Daisy Wyatt died in 2017 at the age of fourteen, after battling Ewing's Sarcoma.

Ever since her death, mum Sarah, 44, with the help of younger brother Zak have been fundraising in her legacy for charity 'Dreams and Wishes; a charity that helps children with critical illnesses.

She says she wanted to speak out in the hope of helping others.

Mum Sarah said Daisy Credit: Family Photo

Every month Sarah runs a hundred miles in her daughter's legacy, and organises all manner of fundraising events.

In the two short years since her daughter's death she has raised more than £43,000.

Dreams and Wishes took the family to the Captain's Run in the final months before Daisy passed away Credit: Family Photo

Talking to ITV Wales about how charity Dreams and Wishes helped her, Sarah recalled the day the family celebrated Daisy's life.

She said the charity paid for a horse and carriage to escort her daughter.

Sarah attended Daisy's high school prom alongside her younger brother Zak Credit: Family Photo

Sarah also attended Daisy's high school prom after being invited by her friends.

She is one of four nominees in Wales shortlisted for the Pride of Britain ITV Fundraiser Award.

The award honours individuals who’ve really made a difference to others through their creative or tireless fundraising efforts.

One of the four shortlisted will be crowned Wales' ITV Fundraiser of the Year 2019 and will attend the star-studded awards ceremony in London at the end of October, where they could be in with a chance to win the overall UK Fundraiser 2019 award.

Last year's Wales winner was 31-year-old Josh Llewellyn-Jones, who raised over £80,000 to help children living with Cystic Fibrosis.