Our thanks to the event organisers, volunteers, performers, sponsors and, of course, everyone who bought a ticket, who all made this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral a very special night.

The Shoe Shop Quartet

Held at St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle, the event was, once again, sold out well in advance and the audience enjoyed a wonderful evening of music, comedy and festive readings.

The comedy ‘Geordie Nativity’ was performed as a radio play.

The talented performers who gave up their time to help included: Billy Mitchell, pupils from Chillingham Road and St Augustine Primary Schools, the Swing Bridge Swingers, the Shoe Shop Quartet, Scott Tyrell, The Caffreys, Ray Laidlaw, Harriet Ghost, Micky McGregor, Melissa Cavanagh, Joe Caffery, Gavin Webster, Viktoria Kay and Stephen Tompkinson.

In the Christmas at the Cathedral event programme, Lady Elsie said:

This is the second year that the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has been fortunate to benefit from this marvellous event.

It’s a wonderful way to begin our festive celebrations and I know my husband would have loved it.

Primary School pupils from Chillingham Road in Newcastle and St Augustine’s in Gateshead

I’m grateful to everyone gathered here tonight. By doing so, you are helping us continue the work Bob began when he launched his cancer charity almost 10 years ago.

I’d particularly like to thank the event organisers and performers who have given up their time to fundraise and entertain us in this beautiful setting.

It’s sure to be a memorable night and I’m glad to be in such good company at this special time of year.

Thank you.

Please enjoy our gallery of images from the night.