Daisy Chain Appeal
17-07-2012 12:26 by Sarah Kirkman
Daisy Chain, a charity providing a haven for families in the Tees Valley affected by autism, is struggling to cope with the growing demand.
With an increased demand for services of more than 600% in the last year, from families and young people with autism to Daisy Chain, the growing demand is leading to a strain of resources. Over 53 families are currently unable to access vitally needed services.
Matt Simpson, Chief Executive at Daisy Chain, said: “We want to provide these services to our families, we are acutely aware of the need that is out there across the Tees Valley. Our social clubs have waiting lists, our parent services are full and with families constantly been referred to us know we know that what we are providing is needed.”
However, with a significant decrease in income of around 28% and rising costs Daisy Chain is struggling to cope with the growing demand on resources.
Matt continued: “We have decided to take action. We are determined to grow and continue to build on our services, we must meet the needs of our families and as such we have decided to appeal to the public to help us. We need to increase our income before we need to look at downsizing our resources.”
Daisy Chain is appealing to individuals, the community and businesses to help support the crucial work that Daisy Chain is doing. From volunteering to help with fundraising, to animal care, to becoming a regular giver to the charity, to hosting events for the charity to raise funds, to business pledging time and funds.
Matt added: “We just want people to get involved and become part of Team Daisy Chain, our families need us.”
Daisy Chain is a charity that works with families affected by autism, providing a range of services, including support and activity groups. We believe that Daisy Chain makes a demonstrable, significant and sustainable difference to the lives of the hundreds families across the Tees Valley.
You can download the appeal document below:
Daisy Chain Appeal (1.35mb)
or read in issuu Daisy Chain Appeal