Grantham choirs in tune to raise money for East Midlands Children’s Hospice

Carols at St Wulfram's Church.

Carols at St Wulfram's Church.

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People in Grantham are being invited to a festive carol concert in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

The hospice cares for more than 300 youngsters with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, including many from Grantham, and is staging the event at St Wulfram’s Church on Thursday, December 4 at 7.30pm.

The concert will be compered by Nicola Gilroy of BBC Radio Lincolnshire and will comprise of a selection of festive songs and performances from Isaac Newton Primary School, Kesteven Grantham Girls’ School, National Junior School, and Raised in Song.

Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland, will also be attending and providing a seasonal reading for all to enjoy, and is urging others to support the hospice by going to the event.

The Duchess, who is the President of Rainbows, said: “Rainbows is such a worthwhile cause, which I am delighted to support. As a mother myself I can understand how fragile the health of a child can be. I encourage you all to join us on this special festive evening to enjoy the wonderful choir performances and to be a real part of something that brings support, love and laughter to children whose lives are sadly too short.”

Katie Baxter, events and community manager at Rainbows, added: “I would like to thank St Wulfram’s for hosting this concert and for supporting Rainbows. I would also like to thank all of the choirs, volunteers and the Duchess. They are doing a wonderful thing raising funds to help us run the hospice, which makes such a huge difference to both the children we support and their families.”

Tickets cost £5, under 16s are free, and can be bought from Rainbows on 01509 638000 or via www.rainbows.co.uk/christmas 2014