Can you help Cherry Trees light up Guildford Blue for World Autism Awareness Day?
Cherry Trees, in partnership with other organisations has taken on the challenge to light up Guildford blue for World Autism Awareness Day.
In 2007 the United Nations declared April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day, it is an internationally recognised day aimed at raising awareness of autism throughout the world. Global landmarks like the Empire State Building, Prince’s Palace of Monaco, Niagara falls, Trafalgar Square, Orlando Eye and The Great Buddha amongst many thousands of others will celebrate the day through lighting their great monuments blue.
We welcome a big crowd to join us on April 2nd at 6.30pm when The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Gordon Jackson will turn on the lights to shine Guildford Castle blue. So far we also already have another 4 iconic Guildford landmarks committed to shining blue for the weekend and we hope many more will join us.
If you would like to join us in lighting your business or home blue and be counted, along with the many Landmarks across the world who are shining blue for WAAD please contact us on 01483 222507 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your story.
Why is this day important to Cherry Trees? At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism and over 60% of our children and young adults are on the autistic spectrum. Raising awareness of autism will help improve the lives of children and adults with the condition, along with their families. 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.
We would also love to see selfies of you wearing blue, having blue hair, baking blue cakes, drinking blue cocktails, or in fact anything blue related! Tag us on twitter or share your pictures, stories and fundraising activities via facebook and twitter: @cherrytreesuk and Instagram: @cherrytreescharity.
Get involved with the hashtag as well #LIUBGuildford