Musicians are gearing up to rock out for cystic fibrosis at a charity fund raiser in Huddersfield on Friday.

And they are doing so in memory of a student’s childhood friend.

Second year University of Huddersfield adult nursing student, Eleanor Jones has organised the gig at The Parish in Kirkgate to try raise £500 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, following the loss of her friend Hanna to the disorder last year when she was only 21.

Eleanor, 21, will bring four bands from Huddersfield, Leeds and Rossendale together at the mermaid-themed event alongside handmade crafts from 7pm, which she hopes will also raise awareness of the life-shortening disorder.

It is part of a larger fund raising effort that will see Eleanor and a group of other nurses from the university tackle Ben Nevis in September.

Eleanor said: “It’s a cause that’s really close to my heart.

“Cystic Fibrosis is a life limiting disease and I hope that the night raises awareness of it as well as money to help fund further research.

“The life expectancy of those with it has improved but much more needs to be done.”

There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, which affects around 9,000 people in the UK.

It causes the lungs to produce thicker mucus than normal that can lead to infection and affects digestion, as well as causing diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and liver problems.

Symptoms are treated with daily medication and physiotherapy, however transplants are offered when they worsen.

Entry costs £4 to the gig and more information can be found at

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