Death of our album chart-topper Kara Jane Spencer. But her Tissue Bank dream lives on…

I woke up this morning to the sad news of the passing of Kara Jane Spencer – who, despite being terribly ill with ME and bedbound, created a magnificent album of her songs to raise money for an M.E. Tissue Bank.

Kara died last night at home with her family by her side. She was just 32 years old.

Her album – ‘It's Still M.E.' – and other single releases raised thousands of pounds to kickstart a tissue bank.

She launched her appeal with the help of some sessions musicians led by Liam Hicks who had time on their hands during lockdown in 2020. The band gave their services free. Unfortunately, the appeal didn't reach its target of £100,000.

I visited Kara Jane and her father David at their home in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, in February last year to discuss album development and growth. Alas it was not to be! Time then wasn't on our side.

Now the family have said they want to finish the job.

In an announcement on her website last night, they say they want to raise that £100,000 as a lasting tribute to this beautiful woman. Can you help them reach their target?

Please read the family announcement here:

If you would like to make a donation, visit Kara Jane's Facebook page

We will be writing more about Kara Jane later this week.

Tony Britton
Senior Fundraising Consultant, The ME Association Mob: 07393 805566

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