Supertramp co-founder and current solo artist Roger Hodgson has donated his signature song “Give a Little Bit” to help raise funds for numerous causes, including Tsunami relief, Red Cross, UNICEF, World Vision and Hurricane Katrina efforts, and now he has lent a hand to Canadian autism charity Jake’s House, which provides support to families living with autism.
Hodgson, who left Supertramp in 1983 after giving us such classics as “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” was in Toronto for World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, to perform a free show as part of A Legendary Night, at Sony Centre. His appearance also helped kick off Jake’s House’s 2019-2020 campaign, named Give a Little Bit after the song.
Hodgson performed “Give A Little Bit” with a 39-piece orchestra, which was filmed for a video, in addition to other fan favourites with his four-piece band.
“We want the world to know: by giving just a little bit, you can make a legendary difference in the lives of families affected by autism across the country,” it says on the web site.
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Jake’s House will launch a 20-month Give A Little Bit campaign that is designed to promote understanding, encourage volunteerism, raise funds and "deepen our community collaborations."