Top Glasgow rock band Shardlake will headline at the first Rock for Autism Scotland concert being held this month in the city’s iconic Hard Rock Café, Buchanan Street.
The unmissable charity fundraiser event takes place on Friday 23rd January and promises a night of electrifying classic rock music. All proceeds go to the National Autism Society Scotland’s Family Programme.
The lifeline service, which is based in Ayrshire but covers the whole of Scotland, urgently needs funding to continue giving vital help, support and advice to thousands of families who struggle to cope with the demands of their autistic children, young people and other family members.
Shardlake manager John Hatfield said: “Autism affects more than 50,000 Scots as well as their extended families. Buying a ticket will help the wonderful people at the NAS to keep delivering this essential service. You’ll also have a fantastic time helping a great cause.”
Jenny Paterson, Director NAS Scotland said the charity was extremely appreciative of the effort concert organiser and musician John had put into staging the event to help fund the Family Support Programme.
She added: “Everyday life can prove a struggle for many families living with autism. Children and young people with the condition can find it difficult to communicate, sleep and manage their emotions. Their lives are often both exuberant and demanding, with many parents, carers and siblings desperate for a helping hand. And that’s exactly where the NAS Scotland Family Support Programme comes in.”
The sets during the Rock for Autism event meanwhile will feature crowd-pleasing hits from the all-time great legendary bands: Guns n Roses to Rainbow, AC/DC to Led Zeppelin, The Cult to the Kings of Leon, Joan Jett to The Jam, Muse to the Pretenders and many more.
Tickets for the event are available online now from: shardlake-rockforautism.eventbrite.co.uk
Event info: Hard Rock Cafe, Buchanan Street, Glasgow – Friday 23rd January 2015 at 7pm.