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Autism charity to hold fundraisers

A charity for autistic children yesterday announced a host of events to highlight April as Autism Awareness Month.

Tomorrow’s Voices plans to hold five fundraisers and campaign events, some of them online, from Friday and running into April.

Thea Furbert, the chairwoman and co-founder of Tomorrow’s Voices, said: “Autism Awareness Month is a way for us to celebrate and bring awareness to the community about autism and other developmental disabilities.

“While the past year has proved challenging for hosting fundraising events, Tomorrow’s Voices has found different ways to bring our awareness events and fundraising to the community and we appreciate all of the support from the community during this time.”

Friday will kick off the event calendar with a virtual “Autism Tags It” tag day, where participants can offer donations to the charity through its website.

Tomorrow’s Voices will then team up with Lindo’s supermarkets on March 30 for Round Up for Autism Day, where shoppers at the supermarkets in Devonshire and Warwick can round the cost of their purchases up to the nearest dollar with the cash balance going to the construction of a Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre.

The charity also urged people to “light it up blue for autism” on April 2 and wear something blue, or use blue lights, as part of a worldwide movement to celebrate autism.

Tomorrow’s Voices will then host its first autism awareness virtual conference, “Different Not Less”, on April 10 from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

The conference will feature several Bermudian and international speakers who will share their stories about how autism affected their families.

The charity will close off the campaign with Autism Rocks Socks Day on April 23, where people can donate $5 to charity and wear “crazy, wacky socks” in return.

Tomorrow’s Voices will be selling silly socks for the occasion, as well as custom T-shirts and other merchandise.

For more information, call 297-4342 or e-mail info@tomorrowsvoices.bm

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Published March 25, 2021 at 9:00 am (Updated March 25, 2021 at 7:58 am)

Autism charity to hold fundraisers

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