A heavyweight boxing champion has got behind an autistic man from Hayle as he bids to reach the top of the UK charts.
Lennox Lewis retweeted a message of support for Kyle Coleman, a 27-year-old with autism who cannot speak but has an incredible singing voice.
Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day and the former champion of the world sent out hundreds of messages of support on social media throughout the day.
Mr Lewis asked people to send him photos and stories of people diagnosed with autism so he can help raise awareness.
He tweeted: “I get praised for tweeting about #autism a few times a yr but heroes on the front lines FULL TIME like @AnnaKennedy1 deserve all the credit.”
Kyle’s story and video to his song was retweeted to Lewis’ 335,000 followers.
After being diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Kyle has never been able to speak but discovered a talent for singing and yesterday released a new single to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day.
Kyle needs 3,000 downloads of his song Standing on Solid Ground to reach the top spot.
If successful he will break a world record and become the first non-verbal person to enter the charts.
Kyle,uses Green Light’s respite services in Portreath who have supported his bid for chart success.
Bev Coumbe, of Green Light, said: “His mum Caroline is absolutely delighted. So far they have kept the campaign local and fairly low key. There has been support from local papers, but obviously having such a big name behind it has just given it that extra boost.”
To find out more information or how to download the song visit kylecoleman.co.uk.