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Autism Awareness Derby UK Spread the word, enlighten the world: The Cathedral Tower Goes Blue

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, a day sanctioned by the United Nations. Each year iconic buildings across the globe, such as the Sydney Opera House, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Empire State Building are lit blue, to highlight the Awareness of Autism. This year Autism Awareness Derby UK & Derby Cathedral are delighted to announce that the Cathedral will be taking part and its tower will be lit blue.


Autism is a lifelong disability, affecting how a person can communicate and socially interact with people and the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, meaning although there are a lot of similarities, each and every single person with autism has their own specific needs, aversions, obsessions and difficulties.

Derby Cathedral tower is a beacon, to shine out across the city, helping to raise awareness and help acceptance to the people of Derby, who are affected by Autism.

We have a lovely evening planned for all who come along. There is a live band to entertain you and it is our wish that the  evening will celebrate the uniqueness of the wonderful people of Derby who are affected by Autism, culminating in the Cathedral bathed in a blue light at dusk.

The Dean of Derby Dr John Davies commented today, "This is an international day that the Cathedral is delighted to mark and celebrate. We are very keen to use the tower and all our other facilities and buildings for the benefit of those whose lives need specially celebrating and affirming. Come and see this icon of Derby go blue for a brilliant cause!"

If you would like to understand about autism more please do not hesitate to get in touch: Email: 

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