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Guildford lights up blue for Autism Awareness Day

Guildford lights up blue for Autism Awareness Day

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:02am 2nd April 2017.

There will be a blue grow across Guildford tonight (April 2) as part of World Autism Awareness Day.

The likes of Guildford Castle, Tunsgate and the Spectrum will be lighting up alongside globally recognised landmarks like the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls.

It is all to raise awareness of Autism - and Cherry Trees charity in Guildford is getting our town involved.

At 5.30pm at the March Hare in the town blue balloons can be collected.

A march will then take place with the Mayor of Guildford around the castle grounds before a grand finale where the balloons will be released. 

Six local landmarks will be changing colour...

Can you spot them all?

Cherry Trees says: "At least one in 100 people in the UK have autism and over 60% of our children and young adults are on the autistic spectrum. 

"Through raising awareness and greater understanding of autism, we hope to improve inclusive opportunities within the community, along with enabling children and young people to achieve their aspirations."

The charity provides home from home short breaks for children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.

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