Radio station boosts autism charity funds

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A radio station presenter broadcast live for 24 hours to raise money for an Ilkeston based charity.

David Tongue from internet rock channel Noize Level Critical, based on Canal Street in Ilkeston, did a 24HR radio marathon for Awareness for Autism.

Dave was on air from 5pm on March 13 to 5pm the following day, supported at times by various people including John Daly founder of the charity.

The challenge saw £548 raised to fund much needed equipment for Autistic children to use in Ilkeston schools Dave said: “Within the rock scene a lot of people have children with autism. John Daly started the charity in Ilkeston in 2013 and I thought it was the ideal opportunity to support something locally and was something I has always wanted to do.

“The show was fantastic all the way through. We started with £170 on Friday night and got up to £430 with five minutes to go. Then a lady donated £83 to beat our £500 target.

“I hope the donations will now go a long way in helping some of the awesome autistic children get the much needed equipment they so rightly deserve to now show off their undoubted talents to everyone within schools and local communities.”

The next event will be a charity rock festival at The Maze in Nottingham on Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, where 20 bands will perform.

The 24-hour radio show was broadcast across the world with donations coming from all over the UK.

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Awareness for Autism is self funded. More about the charity can be found on its Facebook page and Twitter @autism_daly