We recently attended the Daisy Chain ball – Matthew Miles reviews the event, entertainment, and the staggering amount raised on the night…

We were delighted to support our charity of the year, Daisy Chain project, for their 20th Birthday and start our partnership with a ‘bang’ at their Mardi Gras Summer Ball at Wynyard Hall on July 1st.

It was a fabulous occasion, and the evening was a tremendous success. Not only did Daisy Chain celebrate their milestone anniversary, but they also raised an astounding £60,000, the highest amount in Daisy Chains’ history.

Started by its founder Lesley Hanson, whose son Jacob was diagnosed with Autism at an early age, Daisy Chain support and empower autistic and neurodivergent individuals across the Northeast.  Providing holistic centred services and support to over 5,000 people and their families, it is a cause very close to Silk Family Law.

One of the highlights of the night was showcasing the incredible talent of individuals from ‘Autism’s Got Talent’, which included performances of Feeling Good by Michael Buble, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Run by Snow Patrol with standing ovations all round. They were joined by the UK’s youngest Asperger’s band, Milton Keynes’ trio ‘The Stencil Pencils’.

Their shining performances served as a powerful reminder of the impact of the work undertaken by Daisy Chain in the Teesside community and across the Northeast and how they make a positive difference to the lives of those affected by autism and neurodiversity every year.

We were pleased to be part of the occasion, knowing that the support and involvement from local businesses helped with the success of the 20th Birthday Ball and raise greater awareness for Daisy Chain’s mission of supporting individuals with autism and their families.

Looking ahead, Daisy Chain are excited to share that they are already planning something even more significant for 2024 so watch this space! For any other local businesses wanting to discuss potential sponsorship opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact the charity.