Pack your bags and get ready for take-off – Daisy Chain’s Getaway Ball departs from Teesside International Airport on Friday 5th July 2024. This unique event, sponsored by Darlington Building Society, will raise essential funds for frontline services supporting autistic and neurodivergent people.

The charity celebrates 21 years since its founding in 2024 and will welcome supporters, businesses, families, and volunteers for a night of wonders of the world-themed celebration, fundraising and entertainment.

Daisy Chain CEO, Neeraj Sharma said: “We are a very diverse and incredibly exciting charity in terms of what we’re achieving and the recognition we’re getting at every level, but we couldn’t do what we do without the support of people who attend our events year on year.

“Our innovative range of services doesn’t come without a cost, and we continuously strive to fundraise in ways that are exciting and different. We’re thrilled to be hosting this event at such a unique venue, something that is a first for the region.”

“We encourage you to immerse yourself in our world, attend our magnificent Getaway Ball and find out more for yourself. I truly believe that together we can create a world that is more inclusive and accepting for every kind of mind.”

Louise Thorpe, Darlington Building Society’s Distribution Director said: “Darlington Building Society is proud to be the headline sponsor for Daisy Chain’s Getaway Ball. We have worked with Daisy Chain for several years as one of our Local 5 charity partners and remain inspired by the dedication and creativity it takes to deliver their fundamental frontline services to the neurodivergent community across our region.”

Hosting the spectacular event will be Teesside International Airport, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We are delighted to welcome Daisy Chain to the airport for what will be a fantastic celebration and an exceptional fundraising event.

“As well as a great place to jet off on holiday, we also are passionate about developing our airport as a venue to support events for our superb local charities, organisations and businesses.”

The event wouldn’t be possible without its headline sponsor, Darlington Building Society and sponsors Oracle Drives and Automation and Bondgate IT.

If you’d like to attend the event, email or visit There are also a variety of sponsorship and table packages available.

Daisy Chain is passionate about supporting autistic and neurodivergent children, young people, adults and families, with or without diagnosis, and continues to develop in line with beneficiary need. In the last year, over 5,000 families were positively impacted by its services.


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