Eton Environmental Group once again put charity to the ‘fore’ at an event to raise funds for a charity which supports families affected by autism.

We entered two teams in a golf day in Darlington organised by Daisy Chain.

This is a charity based on Teesside which 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 Teesside or Darlington postcode area.

As a company with its head office in Darlington, and with many of our staff living in the area, this is an event Eton was very keen to support.

So, eight representatives from Eton, made up of staff and customers, teed off at the prestigious Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, near Darlington, in September.

Following a Covid-secure format, 15 teams in total took part, with money being raised through entry to the event, along with beat the pro opportunities, nearest the pin and longest drive competition, raffle, and envelope draw.

This, plus match funding from Barclaycard, helped to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.

One of Eton’s team came second in the event and one of our players, Kris, managed to beat the pro on a par 3 hole, so a great day was had by all. Kris donated his winnings back to Daisy Chain.

Eton’s Commercial Director Adam Benson said: “Eton supports various charities throughout the year as part of our corporate social responsibility programme, so we were only too happy to help raise money for a charity on our doorstep.

“Our Directors are both originally from Teesside and many of our staff live locally and therefore it’s nice to be able to give something back to a charity which does amazing work supporting families affected by autism.

“It’s been a difficult year for all charities as Covid-19 has prevented lots of fundraising activities from taking place. Helping smaller charities like Daisy Chain has become even more important as a result.”

Tracey Wright, from Daisy Chain, said: “The event raised a wonderful amount which will enable us to continue providing services and support to families affected by autism.

“It has been a rough year for the charity, so it really was heart-warming to see organisations like Eton supporting Daisy Chain in these difficult times.”