By Rach Griffiths
To mark World Autism Day, local lady Karen Lynch hosted a garden party tonight (April 2nd) at her home in Nantwich, she illuminated the outside of her home with the paint the town red logo she has designed herself to raise awareness of autism.
Over the next couple of months Karen will be hosting events around the Nantwich area to raise money for autism charities.
Tonight marked the start of the next few months of fund raising with her garden party.
She had the idea of holding some events she decided to call ‘Paint The Town Red’.
Karen has designed her own logo for the events.
Everyone is asked to wear something red at them and there was a lot of red down in Nantwich tonight.
People turned up wearing red clothing, they sported red accessories too.
I had dyed my hair pillar box red to join in with the fun and also mark the start of Karens fund raising.
She started the evening off with friends and neighbours arriving to the smell of burgers and mulled wine.
There was a big trampoline and balloons waiting in the garden for the kids.
At 8.15 the logo was beamed onto the house for all to see.
Everyone had a great time at the party and I made myself a new friend called Jimmy.
He lives down the road from Karen and has been looking forward to the party tonight.
He had a great time and enjoyed the cake.
There will be more events taking place from now until June with the next being a picnic where again everyone will be invited to join in and wear red on the day.
We will be announcing the date of this shortly and all are welcome to attend.
More events are currently being planned to hopefully raise money for Autism charities and for people to have some good old fun and get together with people who want to help raise awareness of Autism.
If you would like to join in with the events then you can keep up to date with what is going on by joining the event group on facebook using this link Paint The Town Red
A big thanks to Karen and husband Pete for their hospitality by feeding us all tonight and supplying us with lovely mulled wine, hot drinks and cake!
Story©Rach Griffiths 2013
Pictures©Jason Griffiths 2013