Jo Farrow will be the lead singer at The Christie Christmas concert in Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday December 18, to raise money for the specialist cancer centre.

Jo, from Manchester, chose to support The Christie charity because her mother was diagnosed with breast and lymphoma cancer 16 years ago and was treated at The Christie. The singer performed at the Trust for the NHS 70 birthday celebrations earlier this year and is looking forward to performing at the Christmas concert.

Jo Farrow

Jo said: ”It was an honour and a pleasure to perform, and to create a hopefully long-standing partnership with this fantastic place. I am very much looking forward to the Christmas concert at the breath-taking Manchester Cathedral, and my family will be there on the front row to support me, as the staff at The Christie supported my mum all those years ago.

“The staff were more than welcoming of me and my three younger sisters, as my dad tirelessly brought us to and from the hospital to visit most days. Although the treatment was very strenuous on mum, she pulled through and is fit and healthy today.

“We’ll all be affected by cancer at some stage in our lives, so it’s vital we all get on board and raise money for a place that is helping patients overcome cancer.”

The Christie Christmas concert is at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday December 18, 2018. The concert is from 7.15pm - 9.15pm, doors open at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12 adults and £8 concessions and children, and can be purchased online -

Nichola Doran, community development manager from The Christie charity said: “The Christie Christmas concert is a highlight in our fundraising calendar. Jo was tremendously well received by staff, patients and visitors at our NHS 70 birthday celebrations and with her enthusiasm to get everyone involved it seemed perfect to invite her and her family back to join our Christmas celebrations.”