The Calendar Girls have raised £3 million for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, inspired by the death of a much-loved husband, father and friend John Baker.

Their story has inspired one of the UKs most successful films, the most successful touring play and is likely to beat the world record for amateur dramatic performances too.

This is your only chance to hear the true story of the Calendar Girls, hosted by Alan Titchmarsh with performances and special messages from a host of actors from the film and play and some of the biggest names in the London West End at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday October 7 at 6pm.

These already include Ricardo Afonso, John Alderton ,Edward Baruwa, Lynda Bellingham, Cantabile – The London Quartet, Janie Dee , DMJ, Tiffany Graves ,Jan Harvey ,Patricia Hodge, Sue Holderness, Celia Imrie, Lesley Joseph, Debbie Kurup, Peter Skellern, Richard Stilgoe, Stephen Tompkinson and Tabitha Webb. Beth Neilsen Chapman and Patrick Doyle will perform their iconic “I Find Your Love” from the film soundtrack and Tim Firth will perform a specially written tribute with Willy Russell – there will be many more surprises on the night!

This unique show, devised and directed by Hugh Wooldridge of The Night of 1,000 Voices will also feature popular classics and songs from favourite shows such as Rent and Carousel, ending in true WI and Calendar Girls style with a rousing chorus of Jerusalem- you’ll need tissues at the ready!

There is a 50% discount for friends of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, tickets are £10 -£27.50 and are available directly from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office: 02075898212 or online at quoting code 11206.