Following a successful social media autism awareness week campaign and after tagging the UK Foo Fighters in a post of St. John’s Learner Gregor behind his drums, Jay aka Dave made contact with St Johns to see what they could do to support and build awareness to the amazing work St. John’s do.
Saturday November 3rd at the Concorde will bring this unlikely union together, after Jay (aka Dave) responded to a post on twitter of a St. John’s learner loving playing his drums! With no connection apart from Brighton Jay asked if they would like to be the charity they support on this leg of their tour!
Emma Millar, Fundraising Officer, says ‘Dave Grohl is known as the nicest man in Rock and I’m sure he’ll be pleased to know his ‘double’ is just the same’.
Gabrielle Hudyk, music teacher, said ‘Our learners have really enjoyed this project, we are so lucky to have this opportunity. We can’t thank Jay and the band enough for making this something so special for our guys.’
Jay Apperly says ‘There was something about this lads smile that just got me, I wanted to do something for the college and it just so happened they are based up the road from the Concorde, so it seemed natural to collaborate on the event and raise some funds for their music classes!’
Learners from the school and college have been studying Foo Fighters songs as part of their curriculum and busy rehearsing this term. Learners will be lucky enough to have a ‘jam’ with the band on the 3rd before going along to the Concorde in the evening to watch the band perform at their banging on the ceiling tour.
All money raised from the event will go towards providing music lessons, classes and equipment! You can donate to the music fund here – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=UKFooFighters&pageUrl=3