Light Fantastic. River Tees and iconic bridges in stockton glow blue for autism awareness day

Millenium Bridge, Stockton  -  The walkway is lit in support of the Light It Up Blue campaign.

Millenium Bridge, Stockton - The walkway is lit in support of the Light It Up Blue campaign.

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Stockton/Hartlepool)

THE RIVER Tees has been illuminated tonight (Wednesday, April2) in support of World Autism Day.

Stockton Borough Council changed the multi-coloured lighting along the riverside to blue, in support of the international Light It Up Blue campaign.

The river now glows blue between the Princess of Wales Bridge and the Millennium Bridge.

The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Kathryn Nelson, said: “This is a wonderful cause which we are very proud to support and help raise awareness for. Pop down to the Riverside tomorrow evening to see the colourful display.”

The spectacular lighting, which can change colours every few seconds, was commissioned by the Council as part of its multi-million pound town centre regeneration.

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11:02pm Wed 2 Apr 14

callummiller says...

Can I ask why this lighting up blue didn't happen tonight please as mentioned in your paper, another paper and Stockton council pages? A lot of unhappy people down there tonight with kids to see the bridges and the areas between the bridges light up blue at 9pm for absolutely nothing to happen???
Can I ask why this lighting up blue didn't happen tonight please as mentioned in your paper, another paper and Stockton council pages? A lot of unhappy people down there tonight with kids to see the bridges and the areas between the bridges light up blue at 9pm for absolutely nothing to happen??? callummiller
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11:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Kaggs69 says...

I thought that as well when I read this piece as far as I am aware there was a technical fault causing the bridge lighting to fault, so upsettingly for a lot of families with very excited autistic children and young adults. Not sure how we can explain that to the children never mind that we get a sorry and we have made a donation to the National Autism Society
And yes I have 2 autistic children !!!
I thought that as well when I read this piece as far as I am aware there was a technical fault causing the bridge lighting to fault, so upsettingly for a lot of families with very excited autistic children and young adults. Not sure how we can explain that to the children never mind that we get a sorry and we have made a donation to the National Autism Society And yes I have 2 autistic children !!! Kaggs69
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