Local Band Raises Funds for Diverse Abilities

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Poole-based post-punk band Skaema released their debut album entitled ‘Tales of the Expected’ and raised over £300 for local charity Diverse Abilities at two launch events last month.

Copies of the new album, featuring 11 tracks of their punk and rock-based sounds, was available at both events, which took place at the Lord Nelson, Poole, and Square Records, Wimborne. Those in attendance were able to take an album away in return for a donation to Diverse Abilities.

Duncan Gooch, Skaema band member, said: “We knew from an early stage that for the release of our debut album ‘Tales of the Expected’ we wanted to not only use the launch weekend as a springboard to promote the album but to also involve a local charity in those events. Diverse Abilities are local to the band and a work colleague of frontman Neil has a son who has benefited from their fantastic work. We were also aware that Diverse Abilities support fundraising through music and their Sing to Raise initiative. The choice to nominate Diverse Abilities was an easy one.

“We were delighted to raise £312 through the two performances and album give-aways over the launch weekend and are already planning future events in partnership with Diverse Abilities.”

If you would like to read about Skaema and make a donation to the local charity, Diverse Abilities, please visit the Skaema Facebook page: www.facebook.com/skaemapunk

To take part in this year’s Sing to Raise initiative or find out more please visit: www.diverseabilities.org.uk/sing or call Nicole Warrilow on 01202 718266.