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Dancing through the decades southside

Take a musical step back in time next month with a night of nostalgia at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

Dancing through the Decades will revisit all the favourite hits from the 60s,70s and 80s in aid of the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).

The SHA are the only charity in the country supporting families impacted by the degenerative neurological condition, Huntington’s disease (HD).

‘From the groovy tunes of the swinging 60s to the funkadelic disco boogies of the 70s through to the motown sounds of the 80s, we will have something for everyone, So, come along and have a night of dancing to some of your favourite yesteryear tunes, all for a great cause,’ said SHA Community Fundraising Officer, Linda Winters.

‘There will be a licensed bar, raffle and prizes for the best fancy dress costumes – so look out your flares.’

SHA supports HD families through a national network of specialists, a world leading youth support team and its financial wellbeing service.

HD is a complex condition with symptoms that typically begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50. 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 along with mental illness. Those impacted by HD may lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or make decisions and will eventually need 24 hour care. It is also hereditary with each child of those diagnosed at 50% risk of developing the disease. There is currently no cure.

It is estimated there are around 1100 people living with HD in Scotland and up to 6000 potentially at risk.

‘This is likely to be sell out event so get your tickets in early,’ added Linda

Dancing through the Decades is on Saturday, September 15, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, tickets £10 from hdscotland.org/dancing-through-the-decades/ or call Linda on 0141 848 0308.

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