Ahoy me hearties – a dozen pirates took to the streets of Yarm making a colourful spectacle as they roamed the High Street raising funds for autism support charity Daisy Chain.

Shoppers and customers in bars and restaurants enjoyed the show as they donated cash to the fundraisers.

This was the fifth year the pirates have raided Yarm in support of Daisy Chain and this year they have raised around £700 which goes directly to supporting the services the charity offers for families affected by autism across the Tees Valley.

The pirates began their invasion by sailing from Preston Park to Yarm and then distributing eye patches to those who made a donation.

Pirate Captain, Stuart Davies, said: ‘It was a fabulous fun day and we hope everyone in Yarm enjoys the annual event. It’s all good fun and it raises money for an amazing local family charity. We love being able to help.’

Tracey Wright from Daisy Chain’s fundraising team said, ‘Shiver me timbers. We love the spectacular, fun and unusual ways our supporters find to fundraise for us. The Pirates of Yarm have become a regular on our fundraising calendar and we can’t thank them enough for all their support.’


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