A UNIQUE collaboration between a local charity, a celebrity interior designer and one of the UK’s fastest growing flooring retailers is wowing shoppers on Teesside.

Daisy Chain, a charity which addresses the needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families, recently engaged interior designer Siobhan Masters to design the window display at their superstore and coffee shop in Portrack, Stockton.

Siobhan, who narrowly missed out on winning the BBC show Interior Design Masters, suggested artificial grass would be the perfect centrepiece for the display which is all about celebrating summer and coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This resulted in Daisy Chain e-commerce manager Cara Baumann contacting Flooring Superstore, which also has a store also in Portrack, to enquire about artificial grass.

Once the retailer heard more about the project, it subsequently donated £300 worth of artificial grass free of charge for the window display.

The eye-catching display has now been put together by Siobhan and is providing a hit with visitors to the store.

Cara, who has an autistic child, said: “As a charity we are very reliant on donations to enable us to provide our services to autistic children and their families in the Teesside area.

“When Siobhan mentioned using artificial grass, knowing Flooring Superstore was down the road, I made contact and it was such an amazing gesture to offer the grass free of charge.

“This means we can now use the money we would have spent on it in other areas of our business.”

Bryan Stephenson, was the store representative at the Flooring Superstore in Portrack who initially took Cara’s call. By sheer coincidence, he also has an autistic child and was aware of Daisy Chain and their work.

He said: “It’s a charity close to my heart personally but knowing how Flooring Superstore supports local charities and organisations when they open stores in an area, I was confident we would be able to help, and we’re delighted to see our grass in the window display.

“Hopefully, it will encourage even more people to come into the Daisy Chain superstore, either with donations for the store or to buy products which help with the fundraising.”