Support worker Caroline stands out for autism

Caroline (right) and a lady she cares for at the Co-operative store on George Street, Pocklington.
Caroline (right) and a lady she cares for at the Co-operative store on George Street, Pocklington.

A support worker turned a few heads recently when she donned a onesie and dyed her hair pink to raise awareness for autism.

Caroline Wells, of Denison Road, Pocklington, dyed her hair pink for world autism awareness week, and wore a onesie for a day in and around Pocklington to stand out for autism.

The 33-year-old took a collection bucket to the Co-operative store, on Pocklington’s George Street, while dressed in her onesie, to raise funds for The National Autistic Society. She raised more than £250 during the awareness week for the charity.

Caroline, who works for Sherbutt Home Care Services, on Yapham Road, said: “I have extremely enjoyed this entire experience, but also have realised how uncomfortable it can be to have people stare because you look different.

“I would like to thank Pink Hair salon in Pocklington for supporting me by dying my hair for free.”