Carol singers to help kids’ charity

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Carol singers at a fundraiser © The Children’s Society

Carol singers will be taking part in a fundraising event to help raise vital cash for The Children’s Society.

Each year The Children’s Society holds events and activities in order to raise money for children and young carers. During December they have many Christmas events, including Christingle, which is a candlelit celebration in churches and schools, and carol singing which takes place across various places throughout the UK.

On Thursday 13th December there will be a carol singing event on Paradise Street, Liverpool One. In 2011, the charity raised more than £100,000 from their Christmas fundraising events, but this is the first time that the event will be held in Liverpool One.

The Children’s Society is dedicated to helping children from disadvanged backgrounds, including runaways who are as young as eight. Statistics show that young children run away from their home every five minutes in the UK. In the Liverpool area this is as many as 2,000 children every year.

The society welcomes choirs, theatre companies and groups of friends to join them this year. Performers from Liverpool Stagecoach, St Helen’s Choral Society and Out of the Bag productions will all be taking part.

Children’s Society Regional Fundraiser, Hannah Noble, said: “Carol singing is a great way to get into the festive spirit. The event is important to us as it will raise money and awareness about vulnerable children, spread Christmas cheer and entertain Christmas shoppers.”

For more information, or to to book a time slot to perform between 3pm and 9pm, contact Hannah Noble on 07538 439573 or email Hannah.noble@childrenssociety.org.uk

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