Talented Su unveiled as new patronSTOKE’S Top Talent winner Su Annagib has been unveiled as the latest patron for a regional autism charity.

The singer, who will appear in Dick Whittington at Hanley’s Regent Theatre after winning the prize in last month’s competition, is the second person to act as an ambassador for Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society (SAAS).

The charity already has Professor Simon Baron Cohen, the world’s top expert on autism, as a patron.

SAAS chairman Kevin Healey said: “This is great news for the charity.

“Su knows first hand about autism and Asperger syndrome as she supports people with the conditions in her working life as a teacher at Stoke-on-Trent College and as a care worker.

“Her experience and knowledge of autism is fantastic and we are really honoured to have her on board.”

Su has also agreed to help out with the charity’s variety show, which will be staged next year, with singers, dancers and other performers.

The 28-year-old from Bradeley said: “I have worked closely with people of various disabilities for more than 10 years now.

“It is an honour and a pleasure to be a patron for SAAS and I am delighted to join the highly respected Simon Baron Cohen.”