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Reggae band urging people to attend charity gig for poorly girl, 7

By Jamie Brassington | Bilston | Music | Published:

A reggae band is urging people to attend their Saturday concert which is in aid of a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.

Lizzie Jones and band member: Harpinder Singh from Wolverhampton. Tia-Louise need money to pay for treatment to help with a medical condition..

The Reggaelators will perform at Bilston and District Labour Club this weekend to raise money for Tia-Louise Jones, from Penn, who suffers Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy.

Tia's family are trying to raise £16,000 for a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation.

Band member Harpinder Singh said they are trying to raise £3,500 to £4,000 from the gig.

"If we can get 200 people through the door, that will get us up to £2,000," said Harpinder, aged 38, from Ashwood Park.

"Everyone is welcome, bring you're family and friends.

"If we can help Tia reach £16,000 by Christmas, that will be a job well done."

The band are no stranger to charitable causes.

They take a red bucket with them to gigs and raise money for good causes.

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This will be their last kind-hearted initiative, which they came across through a previous story in the Express & Star.

Tickets to the show cost £10 and can be purchased from eventbrite.com.

The event will also feature a performance from Ska Man Ade.

The fundraiser has gained more than £8,800.

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The author of the page said: "She can't talk or walk, she has epilepsy, muscle spasms, she can't chew, grinds her teeth and has no bladder control.

"Although Tia has all of these issues, she is an amazing child. She never focuses on what she cannot do, only what she can do and combined with her dogged determination, has achieved far more than anyone thought possible.

"Please help us to raise the £16,000 we need to help this amazing child have a better quality of life and create the opportunity for her to achieve her ultimate dream of dancing."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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