Live music to raise awareness of condition

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THREE bands will play to help raise money for charity.

Tracey James is co-ordinator of the Hampshire branch of The Scleroderma Society, and got involved after her father was diagnosed with the condition in 2000.

Scleroderma is a disease which causes the skin to become inflamed and disfigured and can also affect the internal organs.

Tracey, a teacher at King Richard School, in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, said: ‘My dad died in 2006.

‘He was very brave and lived for longer than expected and made the most of all the years he had left, even though he developed a further 
auto-immune condition 
called lupus which is more common.

‘I have been a member of the Scleroderma Society since 2000 and became local co-ordinator in May this year.

‘I try to raise funds for the Scleroderma Society and this year have put on a live, music event.’

In the past Tracey has held curry nights to raise money and awareness.

The music night takes place on Wednesday, October 31, at the Rifle Club in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton.

The Harassments will be headlining, along with two other bands, which will be performing for free.

All money raised will go to the charity.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with a minimum donation of £3 to be paid on the door.

For more information visit sclerodermasociety.co.uk/hampshire.