SKIPTON researcher, historian and public personality Malcolm Hanson, who three years ago suffered a serious and debilitating stroke, is to hold a Christmas party and concert at Skipton's Town Hall in aid of Skipton Step Into Action.

The event on Monday afternoon, December 13, which has live music coming from the Bombardiers, Coral Morgan and Noel Wilde, and with Malcolm doing his own comedy slot, has free admission, though people will be invited to make a donation to the charity.

"I owe the SSIA volunteers such a lot as they helped get me walking again so if I can help them back it's a win-win situation. It also shows others that there is life after a stroke."

Malcolm really hopes those who are suffering with illness, mobility problems or depression will be able to attend. "I'm sure friends and family and/or good neighbours will see this and offer to help those in need of lift to attend."

Covid restrictions will be in place and limited seating on offer.

He added: "People can contact me through Facebook or by email. I'd hate to turn anybody away but once it's full that will be it." Contact Malcolm at: to reserve places.