Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Charity Tuesday – Celebrity Carol Concert for Place 2 Be

There’s nothing like carols to get you in the Christmas spirit and this year Londoners have a real treat in store. On Monday 13th December at 7pm, the children’s charity The Place2Be will be holding a concert at St Peter’s Church in Eaton Square, Belgravia.

Carols will be led by the choir from St Peter’s Church and also a choir made up of 80 children from the two choirs at Eardley School, where The Place2be has been working since 2006.
As well as traditional carols, there will be celebrity readings from Honor Blackman, Sophie Dahl, Greta Scacchi, Nikolas Grace and Terry Jones.

After the service, guests will enjoy drinks and canapés and, of course, mince pies. They’ll also have the chance to buy a bauble from the Tree of Wishes, which can be exchanged for a gift.

Each of these gifts – which include such treats as cashmere gloves, beauty treatment vouchers, a fine art print, magnum of champagne, silk tie and many, many more – have been donated by a local business. Baubles cost either £20 or £40 – but with the average value of gifts being £29 and £88 respectively – and so are perfect for those looking for affordable Christmas present ideas.

Benita Refson OBE, Chief Executive of The Place2Be, said: “Christmas can be a happy time full of hope and togetherness, but for many families things are different. For the children The Place2Be works with, it can be a time of family separation; bereavement, poverty and loneliness are felt the most.

“We want to make sure that children are supported through these difficult times and given hope, resilience and aspirations and this carol concert is designed to raise funds to do just this.”

The Christmas carol concert is open to all. Tickets cost just £25 and can be bought:

Over the phone: 020 7923 5519


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