Gabrielle and 5ive added to star-studded line up at The Christie annual charity ball

Press release posted 19 February 2016   

Gabrielle and 5ive added to star-studded line up at The Christie annual charity ball

The Christie will be hosting its annual, spectacular charity ball on Saturday, 5th March 2016 at the stunning Manchester Cathedral.

A fantastic line up has been confirmed including a show stopping performance from multi-platinum selling artist and BRIT and MOBO award winning singer Gabrielle.

Guests will also be treated to a performance from top boy band 5ive who have had 11 top 10 singles and 20 million record sales worldwide.

The evening will be hosted by TV stars; comedians and Phoenix Nights cast mates Sally Lindsay and Dave Spikey, both long-time supporters of The Christie charity.

Local group A Band led by singer Natalie McGrath will keep guests dancing into the night.

Supported by The Christie Clinic, a private patient partnership between HCA International and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, all proceeds from the event will go towards an exciting new molecular diagnostics research project.

Molecular diagnostics will revolutionise cancer diagnosis and treatment for the thousands of patients that are treated at The Christie. It will help scientists, doctors and researchers better understand different tumour types and the most effective way to treat them, leading to personalised treatment that will improve outcomes for patients.

As well as being a glamorous way to support The Christie, guests will also have the opportunity to take part in an auction to win amazing money-can't-buy experiences and exclusive prizes donated by supporters of the charity.

Rebecca Jones, fundraising development manager at The Christie charity, said: “The ball is a wonderful way to support The Christie and have a fantastic night out. This year we have a truly exceptional line up and quite a few surprises for our guests on the night. It really is a night not to be missed.”

Make sure you don’t miss out on the night of a lifetime and visit to book tickets and find out more.

The Christie charity has over 40,000 supporters and raised a record breaking £13.7m last year to fund projects for the Trust that would not be affordable under the NHS.