Local children’s charity Perth Autism Support have enlisted the help of Perth’s own comedy legend, actor and director Andy Gray to spread the word about their work and the massive amount of Perth Kinross families they support, 589 to be exact!
The star of BBC 1 soap River City first became involved with PAS last year when he gave a talk to the charity’s Youth Theatre group. He joined in with their theatrical training exercises and a read through of a play that was written by the kids themselves. The theatre groups are run by Horsecross Arts’ Lauren Oakes.
Ross MacGregor, Fundraising and Events Manager for PAS (and a previous Small City workdays & weekends) for Perth Autism Support is over the moon about Andy agreeing to be their celebrity patron! He’s perfect for the role. One of Scotland’s most beloved comic actors who is a Perth man through and through- an ideal match for a Perth charity who provide support, training and activities for so many children and families in and around the Fair City.
Andy is just as thrilled and said that it was an honour to be asked to be patron of Perth Autism Support. He's absolutely thrilled to support all the wonderful work that PAS do and as a local Perth boy, it's even more special.
One of Andy’s first official engagements as patron will be at the annual Perth Autism Support Sapphire Ball, held at The Salutation Hotel on Saturday 29th April. The event closes a month of fundraising activities to mark Autism Awareness Month. To book a seat or a table at The Sapphire Ball. You can check out our events page via the link below for more details on how to book a table.
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