Opera singing sensation Russell Watson has announced a special charity concert in Preston in aid of the Katy Holmes Trust.
The bestselling classical artist, who himself battled two brain tumours, first met the parents of 10-year-old Katy Holmes, who died of a brain tumour last year, at Preston’s Christmas lights switch-on.
Since then, Russell has become heavily involved in raising awareness of the Katy Holmes Trust which raises funds for research into paediatric brain tumours and he is a patron of the cause.
Russell has now revealed he will hold An Evening With Russell Watson, A Concert For Katy at Preston Guild Hall on Friday, December 6, which will be his final UK show of 2013.
Russell says he has put together the concert in aid of a charity that is very close to his heart.
He said: “The Katy Holmes story is one that has deeply touched my heart.
“After the loss of their darling daughter Katy, her parents Paula and David braved the grief and formed the Katy Holmes Trust .
“In fact, they have tirelessly fought to find a cure for the horrible illness that took Katy from them at such an early age.
“They are remarkable people and I am proud to be involved with their charity.
“Every single penny made from this special evening will go towards the Katy Holmes Trust.”
Paula Holmes said: “We are overjoyed at this announcement and are so grateful to Russell.”
Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Visit www.prestonguildhall.com or www.gigsandtours.com