Inspirational youngsters will lead an uplifting Christmas service to help raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Brothers Michael, 21, and Andrew Mills, 19, who both use services at Derian, will translate the modern classic “This is Me” into Makaton sign language for the crowd.
The song, which features in the box office hit The Greatest Showman, is being performed by the Derian Singers, a choir made up of 22 staff from the hospice who have been rehearsing for weeks.
Lights of Love Service is Derian’s annual Christmas concert, being held on Friday, 7 December at Blackburn Cathedral, from 7.30pm and is open to everyone.
This year’s service also features performances by The Choir of St Elisabeth’s Parish Church in Reddish and Play It Forward Brass Band Ensemble – a group of musicians from all walks of life who give up their time to make music and raise funds to make a positive difference to other people’s lives.
23-year-old Katy Galbraith, who also visits Derian, will switch on the ‘lights of love’ on the cathedral Christmas tree to remember all the friends and family who are no longer with us.
Free tickets to Lights of Love can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the hospice on 01257 271271.