Celebrity line-up for Hospice UK’s Christmas carol service

Nov 07, 2018

Actress and model Lady Shakira Caine and actress Patricia Hodge OBE will be among the celebrity guests attending Hospice UK’s Christmas carol service this year to raise vital funds for hospice care.

The event will take place at the stunning St Luke’s Church in Chelsea on Monday 17 December where guests can enjoy an evening of traditional carols, music and celebrity readings, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Author John Foley MBE, actress Sophie Ward and Hospice UK’s new Chair ITV Political Editor Robert Peston will also attend the event and there will be performances by tenor David Webb and soprano Olivia Grace Piper.

Last year hundreds of people went to Hospice UK’s carol service and heard readings by Richenda Carey, Matt Johnson, Lord Julian Fellowes and Dame Sian Phillips.

As the national charity for hospice and palliative care, Hospice UK champions and supports the work of more than 200 member organisations which provide hospice care to more than 200,000 people across the UK each year.

This support helps hospices to deliver the highest quality care for people with life-limiting conditions and also support their families.

Funds raised from the carol service will go towards Hospice UK’s national work for hospices. This will ensure they continue to provide vital services in future and so that everyone who needs hospice care gets this crucial support.

Catherine Bosworth, Director of Income Generation at Hospice UK, said:

“Our first carol service last year was a heart-warming and elegant affair and a wonderful opportunity for the hundreds of guests who attended to embrace the Christmas spirit.

“We hope lots of people will come along for some festive fun at our event this year to help raise vital funds to support people with life-limiting conditions and their families.”

  • Location: St Luke’s Church, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NH
  • Date: Monday 17 December 2018
  • Time: 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) 

Tickets cost just £35 (Gallery £20). Under 16s can attend at a discounted rate of £10 and children under five go free with a paying adult.

Tickets are available for purchase here

Notes to editors

  • Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care.
  • For further information about hospice care visit our website www.hospiceuk.org or follow us on Twitter @hospiceuk
  • Get all the latest news from the hospice and palliative care sector, as well as patient stories, on ehospice UK at: www.ehospice.com/uk This service is managed by Hospice UK.

For media enquiries please contact: 

Suzanne Stevenson- Head of Media & PR at Hospice UK - on 020 7520 8296 or by email at s.stevenson@hospiceuk.org

 

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