Tickets are selling fast for a festive concert in Liverpool which raises money for a great cause.
Carols By Candlelight at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral has become a highlight of the city’s festive celebrations, with groups performing Christmas carols to a capacity crowd, and all funds raised going to support the NSPCC and the incredible work they do to support children and families across Merseyside.
This year’s event takes place on Thursday, December 5, from 6.30pm, and will feature performances by local groups including the Wirral Schools Concert Band, the Pop Vox Choir, Artz Group, pupils from St Matthew’s Roman Catholic Primary School Choir, members of a choir from The Hive – Wirral Youth Zone, and Teem Wership – a gospel choir featuring staff from the NSPCC’s Liverpool Hargreaves Centre.
Janette Drew is the NSPCC fundraiser coordinating the concert, which will be supported by 40 members of Merseyside Army Cadets and is sponsored this year by Home Bargains, and said she hoped as many residents as possible would come along to support the charity – and with 600 tickets already sold, she’s optimistic the eleventh annual concert will have a great atmosphere.
Janette said: “Carols By Candlelight is always an incredibly moving event, and this year’s will be no different. It’s not just a wonderful festive tradition though, it’s a genuine lifeline for young people around the region.
“The NSPCC knows that thousands of children around the country will suffer abuse this Christmas, and we want to help every one of those young people through their darkest hours. The NSPCC and Childline can only do that with the aid of public donations, so this concert is hugely important to ensuring children around Liverpool and the rest of the country can receive support when they need it most.”
The NSPCC’s Christmas campaign is launches in December, and aims to bring A Light For Every Childhood.
1 in 5 children in the UK suffer abuse, and every year, specially-trained counsellors in Liverpool and around the country answer calls from children suffering their darkest hour. Sadly, 1 in 3 calls to Childline this Christmas will go unanswered, and only through generous donations can our volunteers bring a light to every childhood.
Our specially-trained counsellors speak to children and young people in their darkest hours every day of the year, even on Christmas Day, and £20 would help answer five calls to the Childline service.
Tickets for the 2019 Carols By Candlelight cost £8 for adults and £5 for students and over-65s. Children under-16 go free when accompanied by an adult.
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