London, UK – The British musician Jon Sterry described by Virgin Radio as a ‘top British guitarist’ performed a tight set at the Concert for Autism, in Woodford Green, Essex on Saturday 18th October. Sterry has thrown his musical weight behind the autism charity the UK Autism Foundation who plan to build the first ever state of the art Autism Centre in London, build an autism school and support families with autism who are below the poverty line.
The Chief guests at the music event were Councillor Alan Weinberg and Mrs Weinberg. The councillor is the leader of the council of the London Borough of Redbridge.
Cllr Weinberg, speaking to the audience said: ‘I am pleased to see so many people here this evening. This event should raise a lot of money and awareness about Autism. In my life I’ve been a taxi driver and a local councillor – both jobs that require a huge amount of social interaction so I find it almost impossible to imagine experiencing the world with autism. There are half a million people in the UK who are in that position.That is why the work of charities like the UK Autism Foundation is so important. The foundation has got off to a flying start and I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.’
Sterry and his band entertained the large gathering, late into the night in Woodford Green. Norman Darling, Chair of trustees urged people to support the work of the UK Autism Foundation.
Also on the bill was the British teenage group, ‘The Badgers.’ They were a hot favourite with young people who attended the Concert for Autism.