Raise your voice and some cash for local charities this Christmas – join Ecclesiastical for its annual Christmas carol concert

28 November 2018

Gloucester-based insurer Ecclesiastical will be holding its annual Christmas carol concert at Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday 20 December from 7:00pm.

The annual event, which raises thousands of pounds for local charities each year, will feature performances from The Vocality Youth Choir, Upton St Leonard’s School Choir and Ecclesiastical’s own staff choir as well as The Salvation Army Band. 

Tickets cost just £4.00 and all proceeds and donations received on the night will be shared between four local charities, Caring for Communities and People, The Gloucester Civic Trust, St Rose’s Trust and The Salvation Army Gloucester.

Last year Ecclesiastical donated £7,000 after tripling the funds raised through ticket sales and donations with The Nelson Trust, The Gloucester Civic Trust St Rose’s and Gloucester Young Carers each receiving £1,700. 

The Nelson Trust, St Rose’s and Gloucester Young Carers all used the donation to provide extra Christmas activities for some of Gloucester’s most vulnerable people including Christmas gifts, festive lunches and Christmas parties. The donation to the Gloucester Civic Trust was used throughout 2018 to fund guided tours of Gloucester, which celebrate the unique heritage of our beautiful city.

Commenting on the annual concert, Ecclesiastical’s group chief executive, Mark Hews, said: “As one of Gloucestershire’s largest private employers, it is important for us to lead by example, and show that a commercial business can be both successful and part of a movement for good.  Owned by a charity, we love to give back to communities all year round not just at Christmas. In fact, we are already more than half way to our giving target of donating £100 million to good causes by 2020.

“Our annual Christmas carol concert is a wonderful family event that gives us the opportunity to raise money for charities that provide vital support for people in our county. We are very grateful to Gloucester Cathedral for allowing us to host this event - the funds raised will make a real difference to our local community.”

Tickets are available from Gloucester Cathedral’s box office.

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Notes

  • The carol concert will take place at Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday 20 December 2018. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the concert will start at 7:30. 
  • Tickets are on sale now and cost £4.00, they can be purchased from the Gloucester Cathedral Box Office on 01452 768928.
  • All profits from the event will be donated to local charities - Caring for Communities and People, The Gloucester Civic Trust, St Rose’s Trust and The Salvation Army Gloucester.