A FREE Christmas concert will take place in Belfast next month to raise vital funds and mark Children’s Cancer Awareness Month.
SING – A Celebration in Song, will take place at Glenmachan Church of God in the east of the city on December 6.
The open community event is being organised by Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC), a charity which offers practical, emotional and financial support to local kids with cancer and their families.
The festive event promises to be packed with musical talent as local school Strandtown Primary joins forces with Glenmachan’s choir, with members of Alan Corry’s brass ensemble also performing.
Local politician and NICFC ambassador Naomi Long MP will also speak on the night.
While the event, which will be compered by Daybreak NI’s Paul Reilly, is ticketed it is completely free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Donation envelopes will be placed on each seat inviting guests to donate to NICFC.
NICFC schools and youth fundraiser, Ruth Hobson, said the event is an excellent opportunity for people to come together and raise funds for a great cause.
She added: “It will also give us the chance to increase awareness of and raise money for NICFC’s vital services. The money will help fund respite care, ward support and family support workers who help children with cancer and their families through an extremely difficult time in their lives.”
Paul Thompson, a music teacher at Strandtown Primary School said his pupils are extremely excited to be taking part in the event.
“As a teacher I have seen first-hand the devastation childhood cancer causes. When I told the pupils about this they were so keen to get involved and help fundraise for such a worthwhile charity. We have been having two rehearsals every week since September and the pupils can’t wait to get on that stage, it is going to be some show,” he said.
To reserve a ticket for this free event which commences at 7pm, contact Rebecca on 028 9080 5599.