Health blows inspire Val’s Sheffield Folk Sing concert

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A folk scene stalwart has organised a charity concert to raise funds for two charities very close to her heart.

Val Civico will host the Sheffield Folk Sing Concert on January 30 in aid of Parkinson’s UK and The Alzheimer’s Society.

It follows her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease 18 months ago, and her husband Peter’s diagnosis with a rare form of dementia the previous year.

Val, aged 65, of Middlewood Chase, said: “Dementia is a cruel, dreadful disease. Looking after a dementia sufferer is exhausting, both emotionally and physically.

“A carer’s role is hard for anyone but I find it very tiring because of my Parkinson’s Disease.”

The charity concert will be held at Crookes Working Men’s Club and will feature entertainment from a number of South Yorkshire folk musicians - both well-established and new on the scene.

Tickets are available from wegottickets.com or Crookes WMC on 0114 2660114.