Glass stunt highlights 133,000 children with autism in the UK
TWENTY ONE YEAR OLD Meg Jones will put her life on hold this Saturday by locking herself in a glass box to highlight issues surrounding autism.
The aim of the stunt is to draw public attention to the issues caused by autism and the work charity Caudwell Children do supporting those who need extra held.
Jones, a local Tesco worker, will live in a glass box in the foyer of the firm’s store on Riverside Drive, Dundee from this Thursday [26 May] till Saturday.
Meg, who studied acting at Dundee College, said: “My older brother has Asperger’s so I’ve got first-hand experience of seeing how families cope with the challenges of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
“I understand that it can be a lonely place when your child is diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, but I want parents to know that there is help and support out there.”
Andy Bailey, from Caudwell Children, added: “Meg’s selfless 50 hour lock in will give me the opportunity to explain to shoppers how the charity supports children with autism.
“Many parents of autistic children have told me that the box is a perfect metaphor for the condition. Feeling conspicuous, being viewed from every angle with no place to hide, and struggling to communicate with those outside the box are things that many parents relate to.”
You can support Meg through her Just Giving page.
Picture courtesy of Caudwell Children