The sound of Christmas songs at Sanctuary
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing
Staff from Sanctuary Group in Worcester filled the air with festive cheer this week during a Christmas carol concert to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
A 25-strong choir from Sanctuary treated colleagues to two performances of traditional Christmas carols which brought the festive season to life.
The seasonal event saw staff dressed in their favourite festive clothing and help raise nearly £300 for Acorns.
The carol concert was part of the Group’s year-long commitment to Acorns as its ‘Charity of the Year’, which is seeing the charity benefit from a range of fundraising activities by Worcester-based staff.
Acorns Children’s Hospice offers a network of care and support for life threatened and life limited children, and their families, across the Midlands. Currently looking after nearly 900 families in three hospices around the region – in Worcester, Birmingham and Walsall – it costs over £8million every year for Acorns to run its services, relying on donations and fundraising for the majority of its income.
David Bennett, Sanctuary Group Chief Executive, said: “The choir’s performance was inspiring, and staff really entered the Christmas spirit by joining in with the carols.
“Christmas is a time for families and friends, and I’m delighted that we were able to use the carol concert as an opportunity to raise vital funds for Acorns and the hundreds of people they support at this special time of year.”