A MUSIC event from a Wallasey based voluntary group ‘About Autism’ hopes to raise cash to support a new Future 50 campaign.

Today, Autism Together launched their Future 50 appeal which aims to raise £2.5m for a building project to rebuild the original residential home Raby Hall to an autism specific building suitable for up to 12 patients.

At the centre lightweight biometric wristbands will be worn by patients.

They will be able to track increases in heart rate and skin moisture and temperature, indicating growing anxiety so that carers can take action.

A trial with the wristbands will begin this spring at an existing care home run by Autism Together.

When About Autism’s Louise Thornton Mitty heard about the new campaign, she decided to put on an event at Wallasey’s Royal British Legion on April 7 with the help of local musician, Cal Ruddy.

22-year-old Cal from New Brighton has Asperger’s Syndrome and was determined to raise cash for the services that have helped him growing up.

Cal told the Globe: “I was so pleased when Louise approached me to work with her on this event.

“We’ve gathered such a diverse range of artists and groups to perform to showcase the incredible talent that there is at the moment on Merseyside.

“Bringing them together for such a special cause, to raise money for Autism Togethers’ Future 50 appeal means a lot to me.

Wirral Globe:

“As people may know, I have Aspergers Syndrome myself so helping causes like these is something that’s really close to my heart, I just hope I can help to make a difference to peoples lives, no matter how big or how small.

“I hope to see as many people as possible down on the night to help us raise loads of money for a cause that really deserves it.”

During the event there will also be live music from Sam Heller, Andrew Curran, The Whitty Sisters and The Southbound Attic Band.

Food will be able to purchase from the Bahji Box and a raffle will also take place.

Tickets are £5 and are available from the Royal British Legion on Withens Lane, Wallasey or from Louise at About Autism.