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Vintage is proud to be collaborating with local charities Daisy Chain and SNAPS (Special Needs Activities with Parents Support) as well as legal experts Coles Solicitors to offer a one-off financial planning talk for parents of children aged 15+ living with additional needs and disabilities in Teesside. Together, we’ll be sharing our knowledge in financial management covering cash flow, saving, wills and trusts and supporting your child in your later years and beyond.

Daisy Chain was established as a charity in 2003 as the dream of founder, Lesley Hanson, whose son Jacob was diagnosed with autism at an early age. Although Jacob’s condition was not severe, Lesley soon became aware of the problems faced by the parents and carers of children who were higher on the autistic spectrum.

Lesley dreamt of a haven for children with autism; a place where they could go to experience something in life that would give them pleasure and was especially for them. It would also provide parents, carers and siblings with support and a resource library.

Disgruntled with the lack of facilities and services available to support families, Lesley and her husband Duane set off on a quest to make her dream become a reality. After extensive fundraising, the doors to Daisy Chain opened one year after her initial dream and it has continued to grow ever since.

Now, many years later, the charity provides a range of support services to children and adults affected by autism, either with a diagnosis or who are undergoing the diagnostic process, their parents/carers and their siblings living in a TS or DL postcode area.

The talk is free to attend and will take place on 23rd May at 1 pm at SNAPS, Innovation Hub, Newtown Community Resource Centre, Durham Road, Stockton, TS19 ODE though you must register in advance using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/financial-planning-for-parents-of-children-living-with-additional-needs-tickets-61869477272

You can learn more about Daisy Chain and it’s work here – https://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/our-story


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This post was written by Karen Parker