Join our Virtual Spirit of Christmas Concert

Sing along at home with our magical Christmas carol concert, streaming live on 3 December from the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Watch the concert live from 6:30pm - 10pm on 3 December. Join us virtually on the day on our Facebook page

Text HOPEFUL to 70450 to donate £5 or SOCTEN to 70085 to donate £10 to help fund vital research into muscle-wasting conditions.  

Every year, we collaborate with our Northern Ireland Council to bring this very special concert into your homes. This year their Spirit of Christmas concert will be in memory of Arryn Widd and is set to be an evening filled with uplifting performances and festive cheer to see in the festive season.


Order of service  

After a welcome from the charity our host Evanna Maxted, Cool FM presenter, will lead the proceedings and the evening will begin with the lighting of the Candle of Hope by Luke.

Our exciting talented line up includes:

  • Andrea Begley - winner of The Voice UK 2013
  • Daisie Conway - local singer/songwriter and our newest NI Ambassador
  • Owen Denvir - singer/songwriter
  • Inchmarlo Prep Choir
  • Swing Gals
  • Rock Choir - Belfast & Lisburn
  • Zöe Curry - singer/songwriter
  • Mairead Rooney - singer/performer
  • Cappella Caeciliana Choir
  • Julia Clarke - Soprano
  • Luke O’Loan - singer/songwriter
  • RUE - Singer/Songwriter
  • Antrim Community Choir


For any questions please contact Claire on


“We’re looking forward to spending quality time together this Christmas” 

Pedro shares how advances in treatments have brought hope to family, and how his son Luca who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy has even been able to learn to ride a bike.  

Read Pedro’s story 

Help more people feel the magic of Christmas  

110,000 people are living with a muscle-wasting condition this Christmas in the UK. There is currently no cure and many people don’t have access to treatments they vitally need. Please help these people feel the magic of Christmas by supporting our leading scientific research into effective treatments and cures. 

Text HOPEFUL to 70450 to donate £5
Text SOCTEN to 70085 to donate £10

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from us. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text HOPEFULNOINFO instead.