This article was published in 2009.
This July will be five years since the death of Guiseley student Joanna Stillwell, and in her memory and to celebrate what would have been her 28th birthday, a charity fundraising gig will be held in Leeds.
Leeds rockers The Dead Reckoning, local band Egokiller, Guiseley group Mr Pasty and acoustic musician L-Mo will take to the stage at the Faversham on Saturday, July 25th.
Former Guiseley School pupil Joanna was 23 when she died in a snorkelling accident off the coast of the Malaysian island of Redang on July 24th, 2004.
At her funeral a collection was held for the Cambodia Trust, a charity set up to help disabled people in Cambodia.
'Cam Jam', which will kick off at the Faversham at 7pm, will raise money for the same charity. The gig, which has been organised by Joanna's former school friends, will also include retro games such as lucky dip, and the chance to win some cool raffle prizes. Tickets, which cost £4 in advance and £6 on the door, also include admission to the Faversham’s Bad Sneakers club night after the gig.
Tickets are on sale now at Leeds' record shops Crash and Jumbo and at both shops' online stores.
Joanna's parents, Janet and John Stillwell, both 57, of Bradford Road, Guiseley, said: "We are delighted that money is being raised for the Cambodia Trust in memory of our daughter Joanna, by friends whose company she so much enjoyed."
The Cambodia Trust aims to break the cycle of poverty faced by its disabled citizens through practical means like rehabilitation and community work.