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10/09/2020

East Lothian Courier: Musician’s song request performances raise great total for good cause

A Musician from Prestonpans has raised the roof with donations of thousands of pounds for a charity close to his heart.

Colin Gordon, 51, has been busy raising funds for Reverse Rett, which is dedicated to changing the lives of all those with the neurological condition Rett Syndrome.

A senior project manager with City of Edinburgh Council, he is a former punk rocker and has performed in live bands for many years.

He now specialises in 1950s guitar styles and plays with Edinburgh band Rock Hillbillies.

Mr Gordon said: “My 14-year-old niece Romi Loffler, from Giffnock, has Rett Syndrome, which is a severely disabling degenerative genetic condition.

“However, it was reversed in the lab at Edinburgh University in 2007 and a cure is imminent. Because it is rare, the charity Reverse Rett was set up by parents of children with Rett to support the research funding.

Colin in action with Lorraine McBrearty

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