Maggie's will host its annual Christmas Carol Concert in the beautiful surrounding of the Wren Chapel at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the Chelsea Pensioners.
To Celebrate the festive season 400 people will gather together for an unforgettable occasion, with performances from a host of celebrity guests and outstanding music from The Choir of the Royal Hospital. Previous years has been readers such as Julian Fellowes, Nicholas Parsons, Joan Collins and Dominic West, Alongside outstanding musical performances from Maria Friedman and Lulu to name but a few.
Following the concert, there will be an exclusive champagne reception and dinner for 200 guests at a separate ticket price in the magnificent Great Hall, situated just opposite the Chapel in the heart of Christopher Wren's beautiful building.
Now in its eleventh year, this is a supremely popular event which seels out every year and has very much become a 'feature' for the start of peoples' festive season.
All proceeds from the Carol Concert will go towards the running costs of Maggie's Centres in London which provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer.
WAYS TO HELP
Maggie's is aiming to raise £180,000 from this year's event. This can only happen by having the firm foundation of friends and companies that continue to support us. This year is no different. We would be abundantly grateful for your support in any of the following areas:
Taking a table -£3,500
Taking a whole table gives you 10 tickets to the concert and an invitation for you all to join us for dinner afterwards in the beautiful Great Hall to enable you to celebrate the whole evening with your guests and start your run up to Christmas together. A perfect environment to entertain your clients, employees and friends at Christmas.
The dinner will also include a slient auction. We are aiming to gather a selection of 20 auction lots across the sectors of holidays, sport, 'money can't buy' unique experiences, jewellery and culture.
Purchase an advert in the programme which is distributed to all 400 guests:
- Full page colour £1000
- Half page colour £ 500
Maggie's provides free practical and emotional support for people with cancer and their families and friends, offering a programme of evidence-based support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing.
'Cancer hits you like a punch in the stomach. aaFew people hear anything much the doctor says after the word 'cancer'. Fear, compounded by ignorance and false knowledge, is a paralysing attach in its own right'
- Maggie Keswick Jencks, founder
Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals, our centres are designed by leading architects to be warm, Welcoming and full of light and open space. They are places to find practical advice about money worries and eating well; where qualified experts provide one-to-one emotional support; to meet other people or to simply sit quietly with a cup of tea
There are now 24 Centres across the UK and abroad, with two more due to open this year and a further seven in development. There are two million people living with cancer and that number is rising steadily. By 2020, 47% of the population will be touched by cancer, facing tough questions, exhausting treatment and difficult emotions ranging from loneliness to anxiety and grief. Maggie's supports as many of those people, and their families and friends, as we possibly can, and we want to be able to meet the growing demand.
Last year our Centres received over 281,000 visits but we want to grow this to 400,000 by 2022. We need your help to make this happen and the funds raised from our concert will go towards our four London Centres.
From L - R : Maggie's West London, Maggie's Barts, Maggie's at the Royal Marsden and Maggie's at the Royal Free (in development)