A group in Barrow are hoping that a splash of colour can help further knowledge of autism in Cumbria.

The Furness branch of the National Autistic Society are hosting a Spectrum Colour Walk on Walney Island on Sunday, April 7 from 11:30am.

This will act as the crescendo of their work throughout the previous seven days to mark Autism Awareness Week.

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The not-for-profit organisation are hoping that the event can be an opportunity for people to come together to push the condition to the forefront of the public eye.

There is a minimum entry fee of £5, though people are also encouraged to be sponsored for the walk as they complete the roughly six-mile journey around the island.

Colourful Spectrum accessories will be available to buy on the day, including t-shirts, headbands and wristbands.

All the money raised will be going to fund the Furness branch's continuing efforts in the local community to support autistic people and to provide advice and information for people unsure about the condition.