Shoppers can help Lisburn Autism group

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This year, Autism NI Lisburn Support Group has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

“At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in the City of Lisburn,” said a spokesperson for the group.

“We are raising funds for our Autism specific Summer Scheme. We have identified an unmet need; social inclusion and isolation, our scheme contributes significantly, positively to addressing these issues in the Autism community.

“Individuals have a limited social life, this impacts parents, carers, siblings. We organise bespoke activities, which give equality of opportunity to young people.

“We offer a four day Summer Scheme for children, and young people aged 5-19 years with a diagnosis of ASD, or who are in the process of a diagnosis.

“To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op shoppers. Every time they buy Co-op own-brand products they get a 5% reward for themselves, and a further 1% goes to local causes like ours. Co-op members can decide which local group they would like to back by going online We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us.

“If you’re not a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online at”

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