FAMILIES are being invited to a special Christmas concert in support of a leading cancer hospital.

The Christie Christmas Concert will take place at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday, December 12.

Hosted by broadcaster Michelle Eagleton, the charity night will feature Manchester singer Jo Marrow, leading the ensemble.

The Next Generation Youth Theatre, the Hayes Sisters – including The Christie NHS Foundation Trust staff member Angela Hayes – and other Christie staff members Larysa Duniec, Victoria Donohue and Dawn Harrop will also be performing.

Nichola Doran, the community development manager at the Christie Charity said: “Our Christmas Concert is always a very special part of the festive calendar for so many people.

“We’re so thankful to the wonderful singers and musicians and everyone else involved in putting this fundraising event together to raise money for The Christie Charity and to celebrate Christmas."

The evening will also feature guest speaker Natalie Yates-Bolton, who is a senior lecturer in nursing at the University of Salford and has had a long history of cancer.

More recently, Natalie has become a supporter of the Christie’s Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal, which raises money to help identify young women who are at most risk of breast cancer.

Doors open at 6.30pm, with the concert due to start at 7.15pm and ending at 9.15pm.

Tickets are £12/£8, with all proceeds contributing to the Christie's crucial work in advancing cancer research and patient care.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to The Christie Christmas Concert.