Concert to raise funds for MND Scotland

Irish country star Gerry Guthrie and his Band will play at the British Legion, Inverurie
Irish country star Gerry Guthrie and his Band will play at the British Legion, Inverurie

An Inverurie resident is organising a Fundraising Dance in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Scotland in Inverurie.

Linzi Glennie who lost both of her grandfathers to the disease, has organised the Fundraising Dance at the Royal Briitish Legion in Inverurie on Friday, September 4, featuring Irish country star Gerry Guthrie and his Band, supported by Double Trouble. Doors open at 7.15pm on the night.

Singer and guitarist Gerry Guthrie, who hails from Ballina Co. Mayo, and his band have been named “Best New Band 2010/2011” at the prestigious Sunday World Music Awards, and Gerry has been awarded “Best New Male Vocalist” at the Tipp FM Music Awards.

Linzi told the Herald: “The gig is on Friday, September 4, at Inverurie Legion with all proceeds from the event going to Motor Neurone Disease Scotland. This charity is very close to my heart as both my Granddad’s passed away with the disease.

“We chose Inverurie Legion as the venue as my dad’s dad was a great darts player for the Legion and my mum’s dad was very much in to country music so it seemed fitting for it to be held there. On the night there will be donations from local business’s and raffles prizes to be won.

“The main aim for the night is to raise funds and awareness for the disease as at the moment there is no cure for it.”

Motor Neuron Disease is characterized by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscle wasting. This results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eventually breathing.

The cause is not known in 90 to 95 per cent of cases, and about 5–10 per cent of cases are inherited from a person’s parents. The damage caused by MND is progressive. This means that the damage gets worse with time. In Europe and the United States, the disease affects about 2 people per 100,000 per year.

Tickets are £15 available from Linzi on 07731 823 366.