Busi­nesses back Autism Aware­ness Week

The Oban Times - - News -

LOCHABER busi­nesses have been dec­o­rat­ing their shop fronts in sup­port of Autism Aware­ness Week.

The event ran from March 27 to April 2 with many High Street shops putting up posters, colour­ful bal­loons and bunt­ing to sup­port the cause.

Amie-Louise Wal­lace, from Lochaber Autism Sup­port Group, handed out dec­o­ra­tion packs to all those tak­ing part and told the Lochaber Times she is ‘pleased’ with how the week went. She said: ‘I am re­ally pleased. There has been great feed­back from peo­ple. Ev­ery­one seemed to re­ally like the bright dis­plays and I can only hope it served its pur­pose and peo­ple have read the posters and the leaflets and we have man­aged to raise aware­ness and ed­u­cate peo­ple a lit­tle more.

‘Thank you to CG Ltd in the train sta­tion, which printed our posters for free, and a huge thank you to all the busi­nesses who got in­volved this week. Thanks also to McDonald’s who raised £175 for our group at its Moth­ers’ Day craft day.’

Spean Bridge Pri­mary School also held a series of events, fin­ish­ing the week off with a spe­cial assem­bly.

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Spean Bridge Pri­mary School pupils at their spe­cial assem­bly on Fri­day.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Bunt­ing at the House of Clan Jam­frie.

The ladies from Ne­vis Bak­ery who took part in Autism Aware­ness Week.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Gil­lian Sloan from Gallery in the Fort with a lovely win­dow dis­play.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

High Street fish and chip shop Macari’s also took part in the week.

Pho­to­graph Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Lots of bal­loons on dis­play at Eric Wal­lace's shop.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

The Lochaber Times’ dis­play for the week.

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