“Amanda Gleasure is a fifth class pupil in Kilmurry National School in Cordal and a wonderfully talented vocalist,” according to her proud school principal, Thérèse Kearney.
She said that Amanda has always had a great interest in music and began training a couple of years ago with the Tralee Vocal Academy.
“Amanda has always wanted to use her talents to support a worthy cause and decided that now was the right time to do it.
Supportive Vocal Coach Lisa
“Along with her amazing and very supportive vocal coach Lisa Curran they decided to write a song to raise Autism Awareness, as it was something personal and very close to both of their hearts.
“Amanda got in touch with a number of families with children with autism, who helped her gain a better insight into their world and daily lives.
“Together with the wonderful help of Killarney songwriter Tom Lucey and Little Dylan Studios they created the beautiful lyrics to the song Noticed.
“Amanda’s video with its meaningful lyrics of feature many children with autism from all over Ireland.
“She was delighted to also include Dónal Murphy and Adam Horgan-Lyons, two local children in her video and she knows both families personally through school in Kilmurry NS and said that they were so supportive in her initiative to raise Autism Awareness,” said Ms. Kearney.
A Wonderful Charity
Amanda feels that AsIAm is a wonderful charity which supports children and families with Autism in many ways.
“A hundred per cent of all money raised will go to the charity AsIAm, so that they can continue with their wonderful work in supporting, educating and raising awareness in relation to autism,” she said.
Noticed was released on social media platforms on Friday and you can hear and see it all through the link below.
Thanks for the Help and Support
Amanda would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported her in so many ways to make her dream a reality.
She would love if this initiative would also inspire children to use their talents to help other charities.
She hopes to raise not just funds but also awareness of the lives of those with autism. At the end of the day, they are the real heroes.
You can hear Amanda’s debut recording and see the many little heroes she sings about on the video which accompanies the song by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX-kkld3foY