A MUSIC night will be held next week in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The event at the Journal Tyne Theatre, in Newcastle on Friday, March 4, will raise funds to help sufferers of cystic fibrosis, the UK's most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The condition attacks the lungs and the digestive system, clogging them with mucus that makes it difficult to breathe and digest food.

North-East sufferers include Dylan Fleming-Jones, of West Rainton, Durham.

The four-year-old has physiotherapy two or three times a day and also has to take a mixture of drugs.

Thanks to gene therapy, a cure is in sight and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust is raising another £8.5m to try to make this a reality.

Julia Hankin, from the afternoon show at BBC Radio Newcastle, will compere the evening, sponsored by Durham's Brown Sugar and printers BLP Northern.

Jordan Louise Roseberry, the daughter of former cricketer Mike Roseberry, will perform with the Gala Theatre Durham Stage School.

She has been moved by the plight of Dylan, the son of her mother's best friend.

She said: "I have known Dylan ever since he was born and so I really appreciate what a terrible disease cystic fibrosis is. I feel that it's important that I do whatever I can to help find a cure to make Dylan better."

Tickets priced £8.50, are on sale from Ticketmaster on 0870 145 1200. They will also be available from the box office on the night.

Published: 22/02/2005