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Dobbies launches 2021 festive events in partnership with Autism Together

New quiet grottos introduced at selected stores With colder months on the way, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, launches its events for… View Article

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Dobbies launches 2021 festive events in partnership with Autism Together

New quiet grottos introduced at selected stores

With colder months on the way, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, launches its events for the festive season.

New for 2021, at 50 stores across the UK, will be Quiet Grottos. Working in partnership with Autism Together, there will be Santa visits which are supportive of children with additional needs, considering sound and visual elements, and helping to minimise anxiety.

Michelle Walklett, Head of Autism Together’s Autism Training and Advisory Service, said: “As a specialist UK charity supporting autistic people, we’re pleased to be working with Dobbies to help enhance their Christmas Grotto experience for visitors with autism and other sensory needs.

“Through this partnership, we’ll also be delivering autism awareness training for Santa and all his elves and helpers in time for the festive season.”

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