Chris is ready for the challenge
Chris Mitchell is taking on a mammoth feat to raise much needed funds for Daisy Chain, a haven for families affected by autism in the Tees Valley.
Chris, Operations Manager at Autism Works, said: “I am taking on a double challenge, beginning with this year's BUPA Great North Run before next year, taking on Kilimanjaro to raise much-needed funds for Daisy Chain, which supports children and young people on the autistic spectrum as well as their families.”
Chris, who was originally from Stockton and now lives in Sunderland, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1998 when he was 20-years-old. Since his diagnosis, he has become an advocate for the condition, giving talks, seminars and training workshops throughout the UK and internationally, focusing on its positive aspects.
Chris’ relationship with Daisy Chain developed after coming to deliver a talk to parents at the centre and being very inspired by their work, including the dedication of their volunteers. Chris, who has previously trekked to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for autism charities in 2009, said: “I think that the work Daisy Chain does with families across the Tees Valley is very inspirational. After Everest Base Camp I wanted to take on another difficult challenge for a similar purpose. As Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world, I think this should be an amazing experience! I just hope that people will support me to raise as much money as possible for Daisy Chain.”
For more information on Chris’s Challenge and to donate to this brilliant challenge visit http://www.justgiving.com/Chris-MitchellGNR
Daisy Chain is a unique charity that addresses the needs of children on the autistic spectrum and their families. The charity provides a range of services, including support and activity groups for the whole family from our 5.5 acre farm in Norton. Daisy Chain receives no formal funding and relies on the support of business, the community and individuals.
If you’re interested in taking part in a trek for Daisy Chain visit the website at www.daisychainproject.co.uk