CHRISTMAS festivities were in full flourish at a celebrity-studded event.
More than 800 people showed their support for the Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) at Winsford by attending a charity concert at Chester Cathedral.
The centre provides training, employment, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and support for those suffering from neuromuscular conditions.
Executive director of the NMC, Matthew Lanham, 46, said: “Our centre costs nearly £600,000 a year to run so the concert at the cathedral is one of our biggest fundraising events.
“The money raised will be spent on the upkeep of the building, transport for the centre’s patients and the general spreading of the care we provide.”
Spirit of Christmas consisted of music, along with readings and poetry.
Winning poems from a children’s poetry competition were presented by NMC president and former Stars in Their Eyes host Matthew Kelly.
He had invited some of his famous friends, including actor Christopher Timothy and actress Jemma Redgrave, to entertain the guests with traditional and modern readings.
Matthew, whose wife Sarah co-founded the centre in 1990, took a day out of rehearsing to appear at the event.