Charity concert hits the right note for PSP Awareness

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Danny Laverty and friends are channeling all their musical talents into a one night extravaganza on June 18 to raise money for a charity close the hearts of many in Arbroath.

Local man, Keith Swankie was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Danny wanted to organise an event that would raise as much money as possible for the cause.

“I went to school with Keith and although we lost touch when it came about that he had been diagnosed with PSP I looked into it more and that really spurred me on to do something to help,” said organiser and performer Danny.

The first half of the concert will be a real mixture of music from Danny and singers James Hutcheson, Violet Thompson, Eileen Christieson and Collette Deen.

“The second half of the concert is going to be nearly 99 per cent musical theatre, really well known anthems,” Danny announced.

“To be honest, I just want people to buy tickets. It might not be to everyone’s taste but you can pop headphones on!

“Whether you like it or not, come! I want to say to people: ‘please buy tickets for this one’. This is close to my heart, it means so much to me.”

The concert will be at St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath at 7 p.m. on June 18. Tickets can be bought from Danny Laverty Hairdressing, Guthrie Port.

Danny urges everyone to come along: “To know someone who had been hit with something so outrageous deserves the support of everybody in the community.”