GALLAGHER'S Ale House in Cross Hills will hold a charity event on Sunday to raise money for Geordie Jim's Boys.

The event, which starts at 1pm in the Main Street pub, will feature a number of performances by musicians Jamie Squire, Niamh Mirfield, Callum Spencer, Brian James Comber, Lucas Watt, Jake Dixon, Beth Armitage and Gaz Keeton.

The event will raise funds for Geordie Jim's Boys, a charity which was set up by Gallagher's regular and Cowling man Jim Thompson after he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in 2011 and had to have a radical prostatectomy.

Since its inception Geordie Jim’s Boys has raised in excess £50,000 for charitable causes, with most of the funds going to Movember UK to help prostate cancer research.

The fundraising has been achieved through raffles, auctions for donations of goods and time and the sponsored growing of a moustache for Movember.

There have also been ‘off the wall’ fundraising events, including a naked calendar which raised over £4,000, zip wire challenge, car treasure hunt and a cycling ‘Tour de Bradley’.

Janet Langton, of Gallagher's Ale House, said Jim’s cancer has now spread to his lymphatic system and he is receiving experimental drug treatment, with a prognosis of a three- to four-year life expectancy.

"Jim is a wonderful person whose positivity is admirable," said Janet. "He is a gentleman who is much respected and admired by all the regulars in the pub and definitely has become a friend to us. He works hard on raising funds for prostate cancer charities."

Gallagher's will have a raffle that will be drawn on Sunday and there will be collection buckets around the pub.

The pub will also donate casks of beer so that all money from certain beers goes to the charity.