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Design a logo for newly named charity in Weymouth
4:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
A CHARITY is urging youngsters to design a new logo after changing its name.
Weymouth-based Earlybirds has become Butterflies to avoid confusion with the National Autistic Society’s EarlyBird training programme for parents.
Now it wants children aged under 18 to design a logo to reflect its new identity with a prize of £50 up for grabs.
Catherine Irving, from Butterflies, said: “Until recently, Earlybirds has been a local charity in south west Dorset that aims to support children and young people who have a disability.
“This is through the provision of specialist equipment that cannot be afforded by statutory organisations.
“This equipment is needed and used to enhance and support the children’s development needs.”
She added: “However, EarlyBird is the name of the National Autistic Society training programme for parents of children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
“Although we have been in existence since 1975, they are a national charity and the existence of two charities with similar names is causing some confusion.”
The new name, put forward by Andy Laidlow, has been agreed by the Charity Commission.
Entries must be on A4 paper with the entrant’s name, age and contact details on the back.
Hand in logos at Asda or Morrison’s in Weymouth and Waitrose or Tesco in Dorchester by the end of September.
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