Aberdeen Inspired is delighted to partner with the ADHD Foundation in 2022 to create colourful umbrella installations in the city centre this summer
Featuring multi-coloured umbrellas suspended across city centre streets, the displays aim to raise awareness of and to celebrate the ‘umbrella’ term of neurodiversity, including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia. Glasgow and Edinburgh are among the other cities which have signed up to take part in this years Umbrella Project, which will be coming to Scotland for the first time following huge success in other UK locations since 2017, including Heathrow Airport.
Harbour Energy, the largest London-listed independent oil and gas company, has been announced as the main sponsor for eye catching umbrella installations which are set to act as a major attraction in the city centre this summer.
Mavis Anagboso, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Harbour Energy commented “Harbour Energy is pleased to sponsor the Aberdeen Umbrella Project to raise awareness of neurodiversity.
“Around one in five people in the UK are neurodivergent, so there is a critical need to focus on making our corporate environment more inclusive for neurodivergent individuals.
“We are also proud to be part of the global Institute of Neurodiversity, and together, we are working to raise neurodiversity awareness.”
Local school children will be invited to get involved in the main installations, to sign and decorate the umbrellas with their gifts, talents and abilities – their superpowers. The umbrella installations look fantastic and will brighten our city centre streets as well as conveying messages about ADHD and autism and raising awareness of the support that is available to individuals and families.