Cerys Matthews to present BBC Lifeline Appeal for the Choir with No Name

Cerys Matthews being filmed by the BBC crew at our North London choir rehearsal

This Christmas, Cerys Matthews is going to present a BBC Lifeline Appeal on BBC1 on behalf of the Choir with No Name. 

The appeal will be broadcast this Sunday 15th December at 4.45pm, and it'll be a 9-minute film all about what our charity does - featuring rehearsal footage and interviews with a current and former choir member, talking about how their lives have turned around. 

On Monday, we welcomed Cerys Matthews down to the North London choir's rehearsal along with a BBC film crew, and she got the chance to meet the choir members and hear them belting out 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'! There are some amazing photos - take a look

Cerys is a singer-songwriter, author, BBC6 Music presenter and former lead singer of Brit Pop band Catatonia. Earlier this year she published a book promoting the benefits of singing together, stuffed with wonderful sing-along traditional community songs, called 'Hook, Line, and Singer'.

As you know, we do like a bit of communal singing here at the Choir with No Name, which is why we're especially thrilled that she agreed to host our BBC appeal. Thank you, Cerys!