Lee’s gig hoping to beat away cancer

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THE ORGANISER of a charity concert that is to be held in memory of an Arbroath man has added new names to the all star set list.

Lee House is organising the event at Fat Sam’s nightclub in Dundee to raise money for Maggie’s Centre and Cancer Research UK in honour of his dad, Dennis, a former Royal Marine who was from the town.

He died of oesophageal cancer aged 54 after battling the disease and undergoing surgery and other treatment.

The gig, to be held on December 21 at the club in South Ward Road, will feature performances from members of Snow Patrol and Belle and Sebastian.

And now also lined up for the ‘Beats to Beat Cancer’ event will be Tommy Reilly and Roddy Hart, as well as The Hazey Janes.

Lee (32), a business skills coach in the Tesco Dundee call centre, said: “I am so pleased that so many fantastic names will be helping to make this a very special night.

“With a passion for music it was an easy decision to bring together my musical friends to have a night where people can forget about whatever it is they may be going through.”

Together, Cancer Research UK and Tesco are aiming to raise £10 million to fund 32 vital early diagnosis and detection research projects.

Funds raised by Lee’s concert will make a huge contribution towards these two charities.