A SOLIHULL dad is hoping to raise more than a few eyebrows in April as he has dyed his hair blue in aid of Autism Awareness Month.
Elliott Robinson, who owns oven valeting firm Ovenu Solihull, is to Light It Up Blue by dying his hair while supporting Autism West Midlands.
Elliott’s five-year-old daughter, Catherine, was diagnosed with the condition at a young age and he is hoping to raise awareness of autism by dying his hair throughout the month, with the aim of raising more than £2,000 for the charity.
Light It Up Blue is the signature campaign of Autism Speaks, which aims to raise awareness of autism as well as support of people living with condition.
Elliott said: “This is a cause which means so much to me and my family, so I have decided to go all out in the name of charity, which will hopefully raise awareness about the condition.
“Autism West Midlands do so much for people living with autism and their families, so it will be nice to give back in this way.”
Lee Scolding Hairdressing, on Warwick Road, has lent its support to the initiative as its team of stylists will be dying Elliott’s hair and assisting with his fundraising appeal.
Lee said: “Elliott and his family have been long standing clients of ours and we are really excited to be joining Elliott with this wonderful fundraising event.
“It’s a unique opportunity to use our creative skills toward such a worthwhile cause.
“Our team of stylists cannot wait to Light It Up Blue and transform Elliott’s natural brown hair to a vibrant blue.”
For more information about Elliott’s fundraising appeal, or to make a donation, visit http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Elliott-Robinson2
For more information about Autism West Midlands, visit www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk or you can email [email protected]