CHESTER girl band Indigo City are stepping into the spotlight to raise money for a rare disease.
Fresh from their recent stint Chester Rocks the five-piece will perform at the Music for the Greater Good evening at Chester’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel tonight (Thursday) in aid of LAM Action.
The charity funds research into lymphangioleiomyomatosis (known as LAM) that causes cysts to form in the lungs.
The disease affects just over one in a million women in the UK, and at present there is no cure, meaning that for many patients, a lung transplant remains the only option.
Olivia Thomas from the group, said that the charity means a lot to her and her bandmates.
“LAM Action is a charity extremely close to our hearts, as my Auntie Sally suffers from this terrible disease,” the 24-year-old said.
“We have seen first hand what it can do - not only to the woman but to their friends and family.
We are passionate about making a difference and want to help people affected by this illness.
She added: “There are only a handful of women in the country with LAM so it’s unlikely these women will know anyone living nearby going through the same experiences that they can talk with.
“LAM Action provides a support network for them and allows them to fight their illness together, as well as carrying out pioneering clinical research into treating the disease.”
Music for the Greater Good is also raising funds for the National Autistic Society.
Tickets cost £6 and are available from www.becausegirlsjustwannahavefun.eventbrite.com or www.aardvarker.com.