The Beverley Minster will be illuminated in green in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Tuesday 8 December for the charity’s 13th Christmas carol concert. The concert marks the start of the Christmas festivities for many local people and will feature an evening of entertainment with a host of musicians, singers and readers including author Val Wood from 7pm.
“It is a real honour for me to be reading at this event. Macmillan Cancer Support has achieved many great things for local people affected by cancer and the Christmas Carol concert is a lovely way to get together to remember lost loved ones and to celebrate the hard work of all of the charity’s supporters, staff and volunteers who make such a huge difference to peoples’ lives.”
“With at least one in three of us affected by cancer, Macmillan’s achievements are invaluable and the concert will raise much needed funds and generate awareness of their cause, enabling the charity to find new ways to give people affected by cancer the support they so desperately need.”
There will also be readings by Radio Humberside’s Blair Jacobs and High Sheriff of East Yorkshire, Jim Dick will complement the music, including performances by the Beverley Pipe Band, Pocklington School String Orchestra and Choir, soloist Eleanor Stevens and The Hull Savoyards along with much loved Christmas carols, mince pies and mulled wine.
Chairman of the concert committee, Tim Haley says:
“Our annual carol concert is a major fundraiser for an extremely worthwhile cause. Without continued public support, Macmillan would not be able to continue its valuable work. On behalf of the committee I would like to thank this year’s sponsors; MKM Building Supplies, Just Car Clinic, Handlesbanken and William Jackson Food Group.”
“The carol concert is a really enjoyable family night out, to celebrate the start of Christmas and to support Macmillan to help cancer sufferers and their families.”
Tickets are priced at £12.50 and are available from Beverley Tourist Information Centre, Guest and Phillips in Saturday Market and on the door at the event.