Blue day gives kids a sunny outlook

GOT THE BLUES: McDonald’s staff, including Zachary Turner, turned blue for AEIOU.
GOT THE BLUES: McDonald’s staff, including Zachary Turner, turned blue for AEIOU. Contributed

FOR McDonald's restaurants in Ipswich, raising awareness and funds for children with autism was as simple as turning blue for AEIOU.

AEIOU Foundation is a Queensland-based not-for-profit organisation providing early intervention for children aged between two and a half and five with autism.

McDonald's staff dressed in blue on Saturday and invited customers to make a gold coin donation. It is the second time the restaurants turned blue for AEIOU this year, with an April initiative raising about $2000 for AEIOU's Camira centre.

AEIOU CEO Alan Smith said autism affected many families.

"It's terrific to see these McDonald's restaurants supporting the families we enrol at AEIOU while raising awareness for a condition which affects as many as one in 100 people," Mr Smith said.

"We opened our centre in Camira in January and enrol around 35 children from Ipswich and surrounding areas. We deliver education, therapy support and provide families with advice, strategies and support."

Topics:  aeiou foundation, autism, mcdonald's



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