Raising some laughs and hopefully some cash, the Scottish Huntington’s Association SHA is hosting a charity gig as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival this week.
Headliner for the show at Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street this Friday (March 24) is multi comedy award finalist Ross Leslie. Edinburgh based Ross has been leaving stand up audiences in stiches with his tales of raising his four children with his patient wife and also with his hit show ‘Oh no he didn’t’.
He’s backed by local talent Ryan Fox and Craig Hosie.
The SHA is the only charity in the country supporting families living with the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD) through a team of specialist nurses, their world leading youth support and a financial wellbeing service.
HD is an incurable genetic brain disorder that usually starts between the ages of 35 and 45 years. It causes three main groups of symptoms: changes to thinking processes – a type of early onset dementia, loss of muscle control and involuntary movements which lead to loss of speech and swallow and mental illness. As it progress those affected will need 24 care. It is also hereditary with each child of those diagnosed at 50% risk developing the disease.
It is estimated there are around 1100 people living with HD in Scotland and about 5000 potentially at risk.
‘Even if you’re going to a show later why not make a proper night of it and catch us early evening. It all for great cause,’ said Ross.
Show starts 18.30, tickets £7 on the door.