Last minute preparations are underway as the annual Cleveland Show returns to Stewart’s Park in Middlesbrough this weekend (Saturday 22nd July).

Among the popular returning attractions such as a motocross stunt show, and birds of prey display will be a wide range of events and stalls. And, for the first time ever, this year will see autism charity Daisy Chain putting on display a newly branded events trailer to raise awareness and attract support.

“It’s called ‘when the country comes to town’ and is such a big and popular event that we thought it was time to take part ourselves,” said chief executive Stuart Dexter. “We also thought it was the perfect time to give people more information about our sponsor an animal programme,” he added.

With horses, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets all on show there is no better time to let people know how they can get involved in sponsoring an animal and, in so doing, help people with autism. It has been shown that they often find it easier to relate to animals than other people. So the wide range of animals at Calf Fallow Farm have a vital part to play. But with year-round feed, husbandry and veterinary care needed the bills soon pile up.

From just £5 per month, you can choose to help and in return you will get:

  • An adoption certificate and welcome pack
  • A photo of your chosen animal
  • Birthday and Christmas cards from your new friend
  • Two opportunities a year to visit your animal
  • Your names on a designated sponsor board in the barn
  • An e-newsletter to keep you posted on all developments at the farm

Details on how to sponsor an animal are on www.daisychainproject.co.uk/sponsor-an-animal or come and find out more this weekend at the Cleveland Show.