A Newton Aycliffe family are taking to the stage to try and raise money for their daughter who has a genetic condition.

The 2CC show (3rd September) at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle is a fundraising variety show and this year Peter Towler has persuaded his three daughters Kieva 11, Melody 10 and Eve 7 to take part.

Melody has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

It's the same condition as Melanie Hartshorn whose story we have followed on ITV Tyne Tees.

Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetic connective tissue disorders with symptoms that may include:

  • Loose joints

  • Stretchy skin

  • Abnormal scar formation

  • Complications may include joint dislocations, scoliosis, chronic pain, or early osteoarthritis.

“I love being on stage and what I’m doing shouldn’t affect me too much, I’m really looking forward to seeing dad being laughed at in his part of the show and helping to raise money for others less fortunate than ourselves.”

Melody Towler

"They all have a love of being on the stage, particular here in a venue that celebrates its 150th birthday this year. One of the main reasons that they are taking part is the fact that they get to make fun of their dad in front of an audience. “

Peter Towler