Charity hands Worle opticians a national award

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 September 2017

The team at Bowen Opticians with their award.

The team at Bowen Opticians with their award.

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A family-run opticians in the heart of Worle has been handed an award.

Bowen Opticians has been recognised by the National Autistic Society for its commitment to support people on the autistic spectrum.

Staff at the business, in High Street, have made it their mission to raise awareness of autism within their community.

They took part in World Autism Week earlier this year to raise money for the charity by holding a raffle and information sessions about the disability.

Manager Stephanie Swire said: “It is a topic close to our hearts since some of us have personal connections with autism.”

Director Fiona Bromfield said: “It is all about understanding. I would urge anyone, especially those who work with the public, to educate themselves on autism.

“It is a small thing for us but it could make the world of difference to them.”

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