Dare to be Different 2024

Dare to be Different 2024

Dare to be Different 2024

Autism Acceptance Week rolls around again in 2024 and once again, we're set to mark our Dare to be Different day at the end of March.  Autism Acceptance Week covers the Easter weekend so our #daretobedifferent day will be the last day before the bank holiday.   On Thursday 28th March 2024, we'll be asking everyone in the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge to wear something unusual and donate £1 to Sycamore Trust UK.

Celebrating diversity

The idea behind the Dare to be Different campaign is twofold. Yes, we are hoping to raise some money, so that we can continue to support families and individuals with vital services, but it’s also about raising awareness, not only of the charity, but also of Autism in general. Because of the difficulties in fitting in to society that autistic individuals face on a daily basis, we felt that #DARETOBEDIFFERENT was the perfect platform. There’s no right or wrong way; it’s just about acknowledging, embracing and celebrating those differences. That’s why we’re asking people to wear whatever they want. It might be odd socks, pyjamas, or a football kit, but it doesn’t matter because whatever people decide to wear is fine by us. As long as it's different!

What can you do?

We're asking everyone in Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge to wear something unusual on Thursday 28th March 2024 and donate £1 to Sycamore Trust.  Whether you are at school, college or work, this could be a fun activity for your classmates, colleagues, family and friends.  But don't let that be the end of your involvement.  How about a sponsored walk, run or cycle ride? Maybe a sweepstake on the Grand National, a bake sale or a good old fashioned quiz night?  If you need materials, we can help!

We'll be revealing more details of what we have planned for the last week of March 2024 shortly and there are going to be plenty of events and activities where people can find out more about what we do, or just drop in and get advice on Autism in general. World Autism Acceptance Week is from Wednesday 27th March through to Tuesday 2nd April and we have lots of stuff going on - keep checking our website or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linked In or Instagram to find out more.

Would you like to get involved with Dare to be Different 2024? Please fill in your details below and we'll be in touch.


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