The top Redbridge guitarist Jon Sterry will provide the music for the first ever Community Dinner for Autism on Saturday 12th July held at the All Saints Church Hall in Woodford Green, Essex in the United Kingdom.
The event is a fundraiser for a new autism charity, the UK Autism Foundation. The Patron of the charity is Lee Scott MP who has campaigned long and hard for autism in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster in London.
Sterry who plays for a British band called the ‘Echoes’ is a sought after session musician and music teacher. The song for autism, ‘Open Every Door,’ written and composed by the distinguished Sri Lanka born singer/songwriter Nimal Mendis and sung by South Asian star Gresha Schuilling will also be played on the night. Nimal Mendis has dedicated his composition for the on-going work of the UK Autism Foundation. ‘Open Every Door’ was released on the historic United Nations World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April this year.
Another British musician and well jnown community worker, Mark Baster, has joined the UK Autism Foundation as a trustee together with banker Norman Darling, Mike Bowyer and Susan Bowyer. Spearheading the new initiative is Ivan Corea.
Lee Scott MP for Ilford North has appealed to the business world to support the new charity – he has launched a £10 million fundraising drive – the UK Autism Foundation hopes to build the first ever state-of-the art Autism Centre in London – based in the London Borough of Redbridge, an autism school and launch initiatives to help the poor – in the UK and in Africa and Asia.
World musicians are poised to support the work of the new autism charity.
To hear a clip of the song for autism, ‘Open Every Door’ please go to:
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