Spinnaker Tower goes blue for autism

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THE SPINNAKER Tower will turn blue to mark World Autism Day.

Landmarks across the globe will be lit up in the colour, adopted by autism charities for the day, on Monday to raise awareness of the condition which affects thousands of people in the UK.

Jenn Davies is an outreach worker for Portsmouth Autism Support Network. Three of her four children are autistic.

The 46-year-old, from North End, said: ‘It’s fantastic that they’re supporting World Autism Day and hopefully it will raise even more awareness. Autism is an invisible disability so getting this support – especially for the children – is wonderful.’

Ellie Stokes from the Spinnaker Tower, said: ‘The tower is an icon.

‘It can be seen for miles and miles so we wanted to play our part in raising awareness of autism. Iconic buildings around the world will be lighting up in blue and it’s something we felt we needed to support.’

Go to portsmouth-autism-support.co.uk to find help locally for autism or call the charity on 07914 331876.

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