Ealing Choral Society Sing Their Hearts Out

And raise thousands for Save The Children

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A Christmas choir at St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger has raised £5,500 for Save the Children.

In the presence of Councillor Tej Ram Bagha, Mayor of Ealing, Ealing Choral Society, conducted by Jonathan Williams, performed a variety of seasonal pieces.

BBC Journalist and Broadcaster John Sergeant, Christopher Wickenden of Haven Funeral Services (sponsor of the concert programme), Cleveland Ward Councillor Lynne Murray and Shane Beadle, Ealing Choral Society Chairman were among those giving seasonal readings, and all present lent their voices to well loved carols.

Clayton Ricketts, Regional Fundraising Manager Save the Children, said : "I would like to express my sincere thanks to Ealing Choral Society for a wonderful evening of very moving music and festive cheer, and for choosing Save The Children as their charity this year. We were also pleased to have a great team of volunteer students from the University of West London who acted as stewards and served mince pies and wine after the concert."

Money raised from this concert will go towards a variety of projects both home and abroad. Here in Ealing, Save the Children volunteers support pupils with their reading in schools and run a programme bringing together families, schools and the community to create opportunities for learning and development at home. Worldwide, Save the Children teams work to ensure the well-being of children, providing shelter, education and health services.

Shane Beadle, 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 Save the Children and what better way than to get everyone in the mood!”


The event was also kindly sponsored by local stores The Co-operative Food Ealing, Morrisons M Local West Ealing, Sainsbury’s Ealing Broadway Local, Tesco Metro Ealing and Waitrose West Ealing.




17th December 2014