Charity Champion: Paul Gwatkin

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paul-gwatkin wearing his cycling clothing and helmet

Keep track of Pauls JOGLE by checking out our Dasiy JOGLE Progress page

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.


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: or you can make a donation in person, call into our offices visit our find us page for our address and directions