Today (11 April 2018) I visited the Co-Op in Mold to support them in their goal of raising awareness of autism. This followed on from World Autism Awareness Week (which took place on 26 March – 2 April 2018).
There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism is part of daily life for 2.8 million people. It is a hidden disability and 70% of autistic adults say that they are not getting the help they need and it makes them feel isolated.
The National Autistic Society Cymru states on their website that:
“Trips to the shops can be stressful for autistic children and adults. Stress can affect behaviour and can have a profound effect on a person’s ability to do day-to-day activities like shopping. Frustration or anxiety can be caused by not knowing why we need to shop or what will happen when shopping, and a person can be overwhelmed by sensory experiences at the shops.” Read more “Autism Awareness Month”
Last Saturday, I attended the Mold Fairtrade group promoting the fairtrade status of Mold. This was part of the groups action to promote Fairtrade Fortnight.
Fairtrade Fortnight is crucial in highlighting the importance of ensuring that those who produce the goods we use get the benefits themselves in their communities. Thanks to the Mold Fairtrade group for organising the stall in Mold market, to the Coop group store in Mold for donating the Fairtrade bananas, and to Tesco Mold for donating the Fairtrade tea and coffee.
The Mayor of Mold – Councillor Anthony Parry, members of Mold Town Council and I met outside Mold Town Hall to celebrate the Mold Gold Cape being placed on a new stamp.
The Bronze Age Mold Gold Cape was discovered in a grave in the town in 1833 along with other artifacts. Currently, the Gold Cape is on display at the British Museum in London and is a cape that was worn 3,700 years ago in Flintshire.
The Royal Mail have released a new series of stamps entitled “inspiring objects” from British prehistory. The stamp can be purchased from the royal mails website in a presentation pack or can be purchased for £1.52. Read more “Gold Cape of Mold Postage Stamp”