Children's Charity Benefits From Ealing Carol Concert
Ealing Choral Society Festive Concert at St Barnabas Church
Ealing Choral Society’s annual carol concert has raised a massive £5,780 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
This year's event on Saturday 17 December at St Barnabas church was enjoyed by a 350 strong audience.
In the presence of the deputy mayor of Ealing, Councillor Simon Woodroofe, the choir, one of London’s best, conducted by Jonathan Williams, performed a variety of festive pieces.
BBC Journalist and Broadcaster John Sergeant, Christopher Wickenden of Haven Funeral Services (sponsor of the concert programme), Steve Pound MP for Ealing North and Rainbow Trust representatives were among those giving seasonal readings, and all present lent their voices to well loved carols.
The show was however stolen by 8 year old Emilia Sulinska, a sibling supported by the charity, for her beautiful reading of the poem ‘I Keep My Snowman in the Freezer’ by Ian McMillan.
The money will go towards Rainbow Trust’s work providing expert social palliative care 24 hours a day to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness. Rainbow Trust has nine care teams across England, including two in London, supporting over 2,000 families with seriously ill children at home, in hospital and in the community, to help make their lives a little easier.
Emma Haines, Rainbow Trust’s Director of Marketing and Fundraising, said: “We are so grateful to Ealing Choral Society for raising this fantastic sum which will go towards supporting families with a seriously ill child when they need it most. Fundraising events such as this make a huge difference to Rainbow Trust, both raising awareness and helping fund our Family Support Workers who make life a little easier for families by helping them at home, in hospital and in the community.”
Sue Clark, Chairman of Ealing Choral Society, said “It was a fabulous evening and our thanks go to the many people who came along to support us. The choir is delighted to raise money for Rainbow Trust and what better way than to get everyone in the Christmas mood by doing what we love - singing!”
The event was sponsored by local stores: Co-operative Food, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco Metro and Marks and Spencer.
For more information on the charity’s work and volunteering opportunities visit www.rainbowtrust.org.uk.
19th December 2016