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Angus MP Mike Weir is supporting a nationwide charity challenge to help raise awareness of issues affecting pupils with autism and is calling on all local schools to take part.

The Anderson Schools Challenge is a joint campaign between the National Autistic Society (NAS) and the Anderson Foundation, which asks schools to complete 50 fun and easy tasks in celebration of NAS’ 50th birthday.

Money raised will help the NAS to provide much-needed services and support for people affected by autism across the UK.

Mike Weir MP said: “School can be a real struggle for many children with the condition, but better understanding among teachers, school staff and other pupils can make a real difference.

“This is a fun and easy way to improve awareness of autism and raise vital funds for the NAS.”

To sign up to the Anderson Schools Challenge visit: www.autism.org.uk/schoolschallenge.