Singer-songwriter Tony Hadley brightened Christmas for children with life-limiting conditions with an exclusive performance at the 10th Shooting Star Chase and Surrey Life Carol Concert on Thursday 15 December 2016 – which raised over £7,000 for Shooting Star Chase!
Our Vice President performed Christmas songs including Silent Night and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from his latest album at the event, which was held at St George’s College Chapel in Weybridge. The evening also included carols, performances from the 140-strong Elmbridge Mixed Voice Choir and Shooting Star Chase’s Family Choir, readings from supported family members and a special Christmas nativity video starring some of our amazing supported children.
The concert was followed by a wine and canape reception, and a raffle – which offered prizes including tickets to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at G Live; an opportunity to eat at Surrey Life’s restaurant of the year, Emlyn in Dorking; and a Silent Pool gin gift pack.
The Shooting Star Chase and Surrey Life Carol Concert raised vital funds to give children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, a Christmas to remember. We provide vital short breaks and care at home throughout the festive season, and help families build special memories with activities including wheelchair-accessible ice skating, trips to see Santa and Christmas parties at the hospices for different ages and abilities.
Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase, said: “The 10th Shooting Star Chase and Surrey Life carol concert was a huge success and we can’t thank our wonderful performers and guests enough for joining us on such a festive evening. We are especially grateful to our Vice President, Tony Hadley, who gave a stunning performance for the congregation and got us all in the Christmas spirit! The funds raised at the event really will help the charity give children with life-limiting conditions and their families a Christmas to remember.”
To see Tony Hadley’s performance, visit Shooting Star Chase’s Facebook page for a Facebook Live stream from the night: facebook.com/sschospices and, like Tony, support our Christmas appeal by visiting shootingstarchase.org.uk/christmastoremember and text SSCH25 £3 to 70070.