Country Music sensation Mike Denver was joined by young country music fan Ella Cimerman from Sandymount, Co Dublin and Linda Keating (left) to officially launch the Marie Keating Foundation’s Concert4Cancer, taking place on Friday night (27th August) on Virgin Media One. (Picture: Andres Poveda)

A stellar line-up of stars will take to the TV this Friday night, as the Marie Keating Foundation Concert4Cancer will aim to raise vital funds for cancer support services in Ireland.

Officially launched on Monday morning by Country Music sensation, Mike Denver, the concert on Virgin Media One, will include stars including Gary Barlow, Aslan, Johnny Logan, The Riptide Movement, Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill among others.

The two-hour long concert, which will by presented by Ronan Keating and Ireland AM’s Anna Daly, will include surprise famous faces and compelling stories from Irish cancer patients to raise vital funds for cancer support services in Ireland.

Thanks to the generosity of the Irish people last year’s concert raised more than €500,000 on the night, enabling the Foundation to bring back its vital cancer support services, such as the Comfort Fund grant and to grow its BRCA support group and Positive Living meetings.

The hidden casualty of the pandemic has been the impact on other health services. Cancer diagnostics, treatment and support services have all been disrupted or curtailed at some point.

While the incredible doctors, nurses and wider medical teams work hard to provide excellent care in these challenging times, patients have been extremely isolated having to cocoon for long periods and attend treatment, receive results and go to appointments, alone without the usual support from family and friends.

So tune in, donate and help support cancer patients at every step of their journey. Virgin Media One on Friday 27th from 9pm-11pm.