Stars will be returning to Newcastle in December in support of an annual festive concert to raise money for the North East Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).
The third Christmas at the Cathedral concert will take place on Wednesday, December 17 at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle and will include a range of performances from household names alongside carols and readings to celebrate the season of goodwill and raise funds for the vital work of the TCT in the region.
Previous performers have included Auf Wiedersehen Pet’s Tim Healy, Emmerdale’s Charlie Hardwick and Chelsea Halfpenny, Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall, X Factor finalist Amelia Lily, Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton, comedian and poet Kate Fox, BBC Radio Newcastle’s Charlie Charlton and Lindisfarne’s Billy Mitchell.
The line up for this year’s show will be revealed later in the year, but audiences are being assured that they won’t be disappointed.
The concert will again be produced by Ray Laidlaw who, as well as being one of the founding members of the North East band Lindisfarne, also produces the biennial Sunday for Sammy concert and a number of other entertainment productions.
Ray, who is currently touring The Lindisfarne Story with Billy Mitchell, said: “Without giving too much away we already have a number of well-known faces interested in performing at this year’s event.
“We have been well supported over the past two years and this year’s concert promises to be even better. Christmas at the Cathedral is becoming one of the most popular Christmas events in Newcastle.”
The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.
There are two of these specialists units in the North East. The first is for 13-18 year olds and is located at Great North Children’s Hospital (RVI) and the other is for ages 18-24 at the Freeman Hospital.
Newcastle law firm, Clarke Mairs has sponsored the event since its inception and have pledged support once again for 2014.
Partner Tim Clarke, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Christmas at the Cathedral and the Teenage Cancer Trust again this year. It is a fantastic night that always brings so many people together in support of a very worthwhile cause. We hope our involvement with the Trust will grow each year to help raise money for both cancer units at the Freeman and RVI which help young people across the region.”
* Christmas at the Cathedral will take place on December 17 at 7pm. Tickets are £13 and are available from the City Hall box office on 0191 277 8030 or online at www.newcastlecityhall.org . Any companies wishing to support the event either through sponsorship or buy VIP ticket packages, should email firstname.lastname@example.org