Ipswich: Church glows in blue glow to mark World Autism Awareness Day

St Nicholas Church in Ipswich was bathed in blue light for one hour to celebrate 'Let's talk about a

St Nicholas Church in Ipswich was bathed in blue light for one hour to celebrate 'Let's talk about autism' day. - Credit: Archant

A TOWN church was lit up blue as campaigners worked to shine the light on autism and to help raise awareness of the condition.

St Nicholas Church in Ipswich was bathed in blue light for one hour to celebrate 'Let's talk about a

St Nicholas Church in Ipswich was bathed in blue light for one hour to celebrate 'Let's talk about autism' day. - Credit: Archant

To mark the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day, landmarks across the country were lit up to support a campaign to highlight the importance of supporting those with autism.

To show the town’s support for the campaign, the We Have A Voice group turned the St Nicholas Centre and Sanctuary Cafe, in Cutler Street, Ipswich, blue for one hour on Tuesday night.

Over the years, countless famous buildings around the world have been turned blue, including the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Empire State Building.

Annie Clements, of We Have A Voice, said: “We are passionate about highlighting the needs and potential of all young people with autism, and the Light it up Blue campaign is a huge opportunity for us to really engage with the local community and be part of a global event.


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“We Have A Voice now wants schools, colleges and other youth organisations to get involved and become members, and really start to impact on improving the understanding and opportunities for these young people.”

For more information visit www.facebook.com/worldautism awarenessday

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What do you think should be done to raise awareness of autism? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or send an email to starletters@archant.co.uk

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