CLIFF Parisi who plays Rick ‘Minty’ Peterson will be appearing in the star-studded cast of The Spirit of Christmas 2018 at Chester Cathedral.

Daniel Weyman from Foyle's War has also joined actors from the world of television and film to pledge support for the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford's annual fundraising event.

This charity provides a range of specialist services and unique opportunities for people with muscular dystrophy, a progressive and debilitating muscle wasting condition with no known cure.

Matthew Kelly of Stars in Their Eyes fame will once again host the evening on Friday, November 23.

Matthew will be bringing along his friends from stage and screen.

Maggie Ollerenshaw from Open All Hours, Gay Soper from Unforgotten, Pippa Haywood who apepared in Bodyguard and Joseph Milson from Casino Royale will perform festive readings and songs.

Eastenders actor Cliff Parisi has also starred as Walt in Hollyoaks and as handyman and gardener Fred Buckle in Call the Midwife.

Daniel Weyman played Adam Wainwright in Foyle’s War and Max Thorndyke in Silent Witness.

The charity is very grateful to all the performers,who give up their time for free to support this wonderful cause.

More names will be announced soon.

Tickets are selling quickly.

To book visit or call 01606 861733.