Wayne's World Moree goes blue for World Autism Month

SUPPORT: Wayne's World Moree employee Kym McMahon and owner Wayne Clark encourage people to come in store and donate to the Country Autism Network.
SUPPORT: Wayne's World Moree employee Kym McMahon and owner Wayne Clark encourage people to come in store and donate to the Country Autism Network.

Wayne's World Discount Variety Stores across NSW and Queensland are decked out in blue for the month of April to raise awareness for World Autism Month.

April is World Autism Month and to increase global acceptance and understanding of people with autism, communities are encouraged to 'light it up blue'.

With a child and a cousin who have autism, it is a cause close to the heart of Wayne's World Moree store employee Kym McMahon.

Ms McMahon approached Wayne's World owner Wayne Clark to ask if the Moree store could 'light it up blue' and help raise money for the Country Autism Network, which helps families in rural NSW.

The Country Autism Network was created by Moree's Hollie Hughes after her son Fred was diagnosed with autism.

Mr Clark was all too happy to get behind the cause, and now all 10 Wayne's World stores - including Moree, Glen Innes, Gatton, Gympie, Kingaroy, Laidley, Lowood, Murgon, Pittsworth and Rosewood - are lighting it up blue.

"I think it's important that local country towns get behind it," Mr Clark said.

"I have a friend with a child with autism, so I know how hard it is. Also being a father myself, I was happy to do something.

'When Kym mentioned it, I said 'great'."

Wayne's World stores have a donation tin set up for people to donate to the Country Autism Network. Moree people can also donate at PR Interiors.

All money raised will go to supporting the work the Country Autism Network does to help rural families.

"I have been supported by the Country Autism Network," Ms McMahon said.

"They've got a lot of information for people. If they can't do anything for you, they also provide advice on where to go for help and who to speak to."