A new single released by the autism charity AnnaKennedyOnline is set to become the soundtrack of Charity Today’s national charity campaign #UKCharityWeek.
The single is a reproduced version of the 2003 hit-single Baby Boy produced by J-Rock from MOBO award-winning R&B and hip-hop group Big Brovaz.
Lee Rayment, the founder of #UKCharityWeek, said: “I was about to start contacting prospective producers and quite literally the same day Anna got in touch about promoting the single! I’m a big fan of Anna’s charity, and a collaboration seemed the natural thing to do. J-Rock and the singers have done a fantastic job!”
Father of 5 J-Rock was put in touch with Anna Kennedy OBE founder of autism charity Anna Kennedy Online when one of his sons got diagnosed with autism.
Anna, a patron of #UKCharityWeek, is a campaigner for autism and set up schools and colleges all over the country for autistic children and adults when there were once no provisions provided.
Speaking to Charity Today, Anna said: “When Lee approached us about it, it was a no-brainer! We are delighted that the song will play such a pivotal role throughout #UKCharityWeek.”
Autism affects more than 1 in 100 people and over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, which means that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. Your support can help Anna Kennedy Online change lives and continue to create more opportunities for children and adults on the spectrum.
#UKCharityWeek is designed to give the people of the United Kingdom an opportunity to place awareness and fundraising for charities high on the national agenda at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving.
#UKCharityWeek is always held within the first full week of December, which in the case of 2018 is 3rd-9th December. Charities can become Official Partners of the campaign by registering here: https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/charity-partner-registration
Performed by J-Rock, and the AKO (Anna Kennedy Online) Autism songwriters group ‘Building Bridges’ – Kieron, Scott, Bradley, Calvin, Ryan, Erika and Marie. Produced by Darren Martyn (DM unsigned) and filmed by Mark Potter.