Cheshire Oaks turned blue as the designer outlet demonstrated its colourful support for World Autism Awareness Day.

Customer service advisors at the visitor information centre wore blue to show their support for Wirral-based charity Autism Together, while badges were sold to guests throughout the day in support of this community charity and the work they do in the area.

The event is part of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks’ continued commitment to raising awareness of autism and the challenges it presents.

The centre has sponsored the local police force in a charity bike ride for Autism Wishes and is hosting a series of autism awareness evenings.

Carol Dobbins of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks supporting autism awareness
Carol Dobbins of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks supporting autism awareness

Centre manager Kenny Murray said; “Supporting our local communities and charities has always been of the utmost importance to McArthurGlen and we’re thrilled to be able to raise awareness of the brilliant work that Autism Together does.”

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The centre’s autism-friendly activities are part of a new department of health-backed scheme called Connect to Autism.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, along with five other organisations around the North West, have trained staff in both autism awareness and how to offer a supportive work environment to staff members with autism.