Stocks Hall Mawdesley support Autism Awareness Week
Pioneered by the National Autistic Society (NAS), World Autism Awareness Week aims to draw attention to the 700,000 people living with Autism in the UK – both to educate those unaware of the condition, and to help make the world friendlier to those who are affected by it.
To support this National Campaign, Stocks Hall, Mawdesley Home, recently held their own Autism Awareness afternoon. Nurse, Kristy Lunt, who organised the event says “My aim was to get people thinking and learning more about Autism. Thomas, my son, was diagnosed in December and I have realised how little people understand about the condition.”
People living at the Home, families, friends and staff were invited to create a collective piece of artwork, an Autisum Awareness Tree, which is now proudly displayed at the Home. Together the group decorated a blank jigsaw piece, using their Individual creative skills. Paints, felt pens and glitter were some of the materials used to create Individual design. Once finalised the pieces were added to become part of a large canvas with hand prints, making up the tree trunk area of the creation.
Kristy says “It was lovely seeing everyone sat together, contributing to this meaningful piece of artwork. I’m so proud to work with such a supportive team and care for amazing people who live at the Home.”
Plenty of refreshments were on offer throughout the afternoon, with homemade cupcakes topped with little jigsaw decorations, to enjoy with freshly brewed tea or coffee- delicious!.
Kristy says “Thank you all for joining this fabulous afternoon. It is wonderful that Nursing & Care Groups such as Stocks Hall, provide welcoming, informative and accessible experiences for all.”