Manchester-based charity Prevent Breast Cancer is celebrating the festive season with the return of its annual Christmas concert on Friday 20th December at Manchester Cathedral.
The annual Christmas Celebration, now in its 6th year, will once again provide guaranteed entertainment for all the family, whilst raising crucial funds to prevent breast cancer for future generations.
Ticket holders can expect a festive evening filled with live music and entertainment in the beautiful Cathedral setting. The event, running from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, will begin with a musical nativity play performed by local children and follow with a variety of choirs singing Christmas classics and some of their favourite songs, including:
Altrincham-based choirs Absolute Belters and Simply Voices, as well as the Little Belters – a children’s choir founded in Altrincham in 2012
The Affetside Choir from Bury
The Rock Choir, featuring singers from across Greater Manchester.
The celebration will also feature the popular festive marketplace where event-goers can pick up a stocking filler or two whilst enjoying festive food and drink.
The event marks the end of an exceptional year for Prevent Breast Cancer, as the charity has raised a total of over £900,000 this financial year, well on the way to reaching its target of £1million by March 2020. This year saw the charity involved in a string of successful fundraising events including Prudential’s RideLondon in August, BreastFest in October and the Everest Base Camp trek in November. Across these three events alone, the charity raised over £217,000 on top of its regular fundraising activity, with all donations going directly to help fund ground-breaking research into the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.
Sponsors of the evening are leading UK law firm Shoosmiths and infrastructure specialists Excalon, whose support helped make the event possible.
Based at The Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, Prevent Breast Cancer leads research into four key areas: gene research, early detection and screening, preventative drugs and diet and lifestyle.
Advanced tickets for the evening are available for £7.50 online or £10 on the door, with all proceeds going to Prevent Breast Cancer.