sunflower lanyard launch

Newport County AFC and the Newport County AFC Supporters' Trust are delighted to share that we are now supporting the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.

Wearing the Sunflower Lanyard is a discreet way of indicating to others around you that help may be required, and that help may be different for each person.

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Charlie’s mum Lisa says: "Charlie has an invisible disability and may need clear calm instructions and a little bit more time to process those instructions.

Charlie (County fan, pictured above) can become upset, overwhelmed, or struggle with the sensory overload of the environment around him and having the lanyard helps people to understand. Reacting to that in a patient understanding way may help to calm the person's anxiety or distress.

The lanyards are very helpful for those with invisible disabilities and help signify that the person may need a little bit more time and patience in a situation."

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Kelly Anderson, NCAFC Supporters' Trust Director, says: "Our supporters are among the best in football, and a real community which is why I am delighted that we are able to support and raise awareness of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.

We are a Club that welcomes everybody, and if we can help those who struggle with disabilities be that visual or hidden to enjoy the game with their families and friends then that would be great.

I have also seen first-hand how effective the Sunflower Lanyards are through using them with my non-verbal son, and I am delighted to be playing a part in this launch."

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The lanyards are for people of any age who have a hidden disability (eg, autism, ADHD, anxiety, dementia, ME, etc) and are free of charge from the Clwb Spytty area in the marquee on match day from 2nd November.


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