Around 4,000 people took the rare opportunity to visit Daisy Chain on the free annual Open Day at the Norton farm to enjoy a whole host of fun family activities.

The autism support charity at Calf Fallow Farm only opens its gates to the public twice a year so it's a very popular community event and also helps to raise funds to support families affected by autism.

Thanks to sponsorship from Charles Clinkard and ongoing support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, families from the local area were able to visit the farm, pet the animals and enjoy entertainment such as bouncy castles, cake stalls and trike rides. Staff from Charles Clinkard also volunteered on the day.

Stuart Dexter, Daisy Chain chief executive, said: “This is Daisy Chain’s fifteenth anniversary year and it was an excellent opportunity to come along and see how the charity has grown. We now support 2,000 families in the Tees Valley affected by autism. It was wonderful to see so many come along and enjoy our facilities for the day.”

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