Dale hopes new charity will bring magic to sick childrens’ lives in Hertfordshire

From left to right: Dale Mabert, Abbey Nimmo and Richard Morgan

From left to right: Dale Mabert, Abbey Nimmo and Richard Morgan - Credit: Archant

A 25-year-old from Baldock is hoping to improve the lives of poorly children with his new charity.

Entrepreneur Dale Mabert set up charity Helping Sick Children three months ago as he wanted to make a difference to young peoples’ lives and give something back to the community.

In the past, Dale has set up Hertfordshire Security Company to help people move back into paid employment, and online shop HertsSC, which he describes as ‘Amazon but cheaper’.

Dale said: “My aim in life is to give people the chance that I had when I was young, helping them in many fields and also providing support to families and children that are ill.”

Helping Sick Children has just launched the Magical Days Out appeal, aimed at raising money to take children out who spend long periods of time in hospital.

Dale said: “Being a charity that helps sick children gives us the desire to help them in many different ways.

“We would like to be able to take certain things off their minds for a period of time and to let them experience a day away from hospital.

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“After all, they are children and every child that is going through the struggle of being in hospital deserves this.”

The charity hope to provide days out to venues such as Alton Towers, as well as raising money to buy them iPads and games. Earlier this month, the charity held an event at The Engine pub in Baldock, providing a day of fun for children. The day featured a guest appearance from Mickey Mouse, a bouncy castle and a barbecue.

Dale said: “The day was amazing. I got a headache from running around so much.”

The day raised £370, and the pub topped up the donation with a £100 cheque. The charity previously held an 80s night fundraiser.

You can find out more about Helping Sick Children by visiting the website at www.helpingsickchildren.org.