Businesses back Autism Awareness Week
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.
Spean Bridge Primary School pupils at their special assembly on Friday.
Bunting at the House of Clan Jamfrie.
The ladies from Nevis Bakery who took part in Autism Awareness Week.
Gillian Sloan from Gallery in the Fort with a lovely window display.
High Street fish and chip shop Macari’s also took part in the week.
Lots of balloons on display at Eric Wallace's shop.
The Lochaber Times’ display for the week.