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Festival for National Autism Awareness Month

Released: 11.02.14

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Jack said, ‘Autism can make expression very difficult. Many don’t choose sixth form because of bullying. Ambitious about Autism, even though it’s based in London, has many fundraisers in the South West. With just under 90 kids, its facilities include: living quarters, playgrounds, stop-motion animation and a radio station. It enables quality conversations to take place where students can chase their dreams and not feel handicapped.'

Jack fundraises continuously for Ambitious about Autism and organises gigs where the audience are invited to break the line into the band’s performance area. The events also include performance poetry and dramatic monologues. The bands are paid in kind with the use of university facilities, so they can make recordings, videos and EPs.

The next music event is a festival on 1st and 2nd March at the University of St Mark & St John and the general public are welcome to attend.

Jack is filming the planning and set-up of the festival and suggests others follow it as a blueprint when organising charity events. Called the Assemble Blueprint, it will provide students with advice and practical event-management skills and will include film clips of Jack’s team organising the music festival for Ambitious about Autism, from different perspectives of the team.

The video will be published online through Jack’s Facebook page – search for Serenget iPoodles.


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