Miriam O'Callaghan is set to lead a charity Guinness World Record attempt to become the world’s largest group of Christmas Carol singers.

The  Stars, Choirs & Carols gathering will see over 500 choirs coming together at Croke Park, in aid of Cliona’s Foundation and The Sanctuary.

Speaking about the special event, Miriam said: “Stars, Choirs and Carols promises to be an unforgettable festive evening of carols and fun while at the same time helping to support the work of two unique charities - all performing Christmas favourites, old and new.

"Cliona’s Foundation which gives a financial lifeline to families with a critically ill child and the Sanctuary which brings peace, calm and hope to the lives of thousands of people including the most vulnerable young people in our society”

Stars, Choirs and Carol is the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy who appeared on RTE’s Secret Millionaire in 2012.

Richard spent ten days in Limerick undercover. He spent time with various organisations and charities and was so inspired by the Cliona Ring Foundation he decided to dedicate his time to help raise funds for the charity.

He added: “This is a perfect ending to the Year of The Gathering. We are a nation of storytellers and songwriters. No other medium brings hope and raises the spirits like the power of song. I hope people will partake in this worthy event.”

To find out more about Stars, Choirs and Carols visit www.starschoirsandcarols.com.