A Christmas concert for Ukraine led by author Sir Michael Morpurgo will be held at Truro Cathedral on Thursday, December 21.  

This fundraising event will aim to raise enough money to pay for two second-hand ambulances to be bought and sent to the wartorn country.  

Acclaimed children’s author Sir Michael Morpurgo has penned over 150 books, including War Horse and Private Peaceful, and has written a special story about a Ukrainian girl who makes her way to the UK. 

The musical line-up will include the Ukrainian Harmony Choir, created in the St Austell area to help newly arrived refugees find community and hope through music and song. 

They sing traditional Ukrainian music with passion and love, and their reputation led to them being selected to perform at Everton Football Ground to sing at the Match for Peace.  

They are joined by Nicole Medin, a young soloist of Ukrainian heritage, and Sofia Purei, a talented 12-year-old Ukrainian pianist. 

Completing the line-up are the award-winning Cornwall Youth Choir; NoteAbility and Carclaze Voices, both led by Matt Douglas and raising over £23,000 over the years for good causes at home and abroad; Nick Hart’s Canoryon Lowen; and James Anderson-Besant, director of music at Truro Cathedral. 

Ukrainian artwork and cake will be on display for sale, and there will be a bar. The concert starts at 7pm (doors open at 6pm).   

Tickets cost from £12.50 to £15. Call 01726 63513 or visit www.crbo.co.uk  

For further information, visit www.helpingchildrenofukraine.org.uk