• 02-03-2017


The Boys in Blue! Oliver (8) and Cameron (6) Armstrong help Autism NI launch their ‘Wear It Blue’ campaign this April to encourage local supporters and businesses to hold a ‘blue’ day and raise awareness and funds for this hidden disability in Northern Ireland. 


Every year during Autism Awareness Month, Autism NI celebrates it’s ‘Wear It Blue’ campaign to encourage supporters to don their blue gear for the day and donate. Could your company or business hold a ‘Wear It Blue’ day this April and raise Autism awareness in Northern Ireland?

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, a UN designated day where Autism organisations around the world celebrate with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. In Northern Ireland Autism NI encourages you to embrace the colour ‘blue’ and stand-up for Autism.

Autism NI Corporate Fundraising Manager Sarah-Jayne Cassells said: “We are asking local businesses to show their support this April and join the ‘Wear It Blue’ campaign. It is very simple, choose a day within the month of April and ask all staff to wear something blue. This can be socks, a tie, scarf, shirt or go all out and dress head-to-toe in blue and then donate to Autism NI.

“This is a fun and very simple way to get involved and raise awareness of this hidden disability. All money that is raised will help us provide life-changing services and support to the 30,000 families affected by Autism in Northern Ireland.”

Currently over 6900 children are diagnosed with Autism in Northern Ireland and this number is steadily on the increase. Therefore Autism NI needs your support so that it can continue to provide vital services to those families and individuals living with the daily challenges of Autism.

For further information or to request a ‘Wear It Blue’ fundraising pack contact Sarah-Jayne on 028 9040 1729 (option 3), email or visit

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