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A CHARITY is calling on businesses, schools and groups in the area to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism Hampshire has already got backing from the Spinnaker Tower which will be shining blue on April 2.

But the charity also wants businesses and other organisations to hold blue-themed events from parties and non-uniform days to cake sales.

Gill Watson, Autism Hampshire volunteer and parent of a son with autism, said ‘World Autism Awareness Day is a fantastic way to get people thinking about autism.

‘But they can also have fun while supporting such an important cause that is close to so many people’s hearts.’

World Autism Awareness Day was launched in 2010 and landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building have been lit up to show their support for the difficulties adults and children with autism face.

For more information on how to get involved, contact Hannah Godfrey on 01489 880881 or email her at