Spooks come out to fight muscle-wasting disease

Looking frighteningly good: Muscleteers Teresa Smyth, Claire Boylan, Suzanne Stewart, and Frances, Alan and Aliyah Ashe get ready for the 'Spook Night' fundraiser at the Holiday Inn, Belfast on Friday, October 28. INNT 43-440-RM Pic by Ronnie Moore
Looking frighteningly good: Muscleteers Teresa Smyth, Claire Boylan, Suzanne Stewart, and Frances, Alan and Aliyah Ashe get ready for the 'Spook Night' fundraiser at the Holiday Inn, Belfast on Friday, October 28. INNT 43-440-RM Pic by Ronnie Moore

Ghouls, ghosts, witches and werewolves will be haunting the corridors of Belfast’s Holiday Inn on Friday night (October 28), at a spooky disco set to help fight devastating muscle-wasting diseases.

Newtownabbey woman Frances Ashe, who has muscular dystrophy and is a member of fundraising group the Muscleteers, promises partygoers a frightfully good evening, packed with Halloween-themed tunes, raffle prizes and a hair-raisingly tasty buffet. The most devilishly clever costumes will also be in line for prizes. Doors will open for revellers at 8pm, with the celebrations continuing until 1am.

The Muscleteers group helps to raise vital funds for research into a cure and treatments for genetic muscle-wasting conditions, which cause muscles to waste and weaken over time, leading to disabilities and in some cases shortening life expectancy.

Frances, whose daughter also has muscular dystrophy, commented: “The Muscleteers have rolled up our sleeves and have been working hard to ensure we put on a Halloween evening to remember - with all proceeds going to an extremely good cause. The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has been of great support to myself and my family and we hope to raise as much money as we can to help to continue to improve treatments and find cures.”

Tickets for Spook Night, priced £8 each, are available from Muscleteers@hotmail.co.uk or by telephoning 07835 534444.