A popular folk band is returning to Dorset to raise funds for a good cause. 

Phoenix Fundraisers are delighted to welcome the Churchfitters back to Osmington to perform their Christmas Cracker Show. 

The Churchfitters are a folk band like no other, pairing heart-wrenching vocals with a musical saw and double bass constructed from scrap metal mixed in with a healthy dose of foot-stomping fiddle and infectious funk rock rhythms. 

The band will perform a mouth-watering selection of their usual favourites from their regular repertoire mixed with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, this cracker of a show will see Christmas in with a bang and a paper hat full of surprises.

The show will form part of the Phoenix Fundraisers' annual event to raise money for Marie Curie end of life care. 

Richard Crosby, of the Dorchester and District Fundraising Group for Marie Curie said: "For many years now, Marie Curie has had consistent and generous support from this group of fundraisers in Osmington. 

"I would particularly like to thank them for arranging for The Churchfitters to bring their 'Christmas Cracker' show to Osmington, and for naming the gig as their annual fundraiser. This is going to be a great night."

Tickets are selling fast for £12.50 (£8 for under 16s) and every £20 of profit from the evening will provide an hour of care in Dorset for terminal sufferers. 

Mr Crosby said: "This gives great relief for close family members, especially over Christmas and the New Year period, when Marie Curie nurses will be working hard, providing care where it is most needed."

Anthony Gould of Goulds Garden Centre has lent his support to the evening by providing a Christmas tree for the event.

Eileen Bramley, chair of Phoenix Fundraisers said: "We are delighted to continue our support for this very worthwhile cause. The evening, which is our annual fundraiser for Marie Curie, will be brilliant - The Churchfitters deservedly have a huge fanbase here in Osmington and surrounding areas. They are a very talented, warm and entertaining trio. Tickets are flying and it looks as if we will have a full house, which is very good news."

The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker will take place on Friday, December 15 at 7pm at Osmington Village Hall. To buy tickets call 07816 832554 or visit wegottickets.com.