Carol concerts underway in Scotland

Christmas carol concerts in aid of CLIC Sargent are kicking off across Scotland to support young lives against cancer.

Carol concerts underway in Scotland

One of those that has taken place is the 38th annual concert at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow (pictured), which raised over £40,000 for young lives against cancer.

Together with the Glasgow Hospitals' Choir, the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and Glasgow Gaelic School Primary Choir, over 1,000 supporters attended the event and were entertained by special guests Pianist Edward Cohen, Soprano Nadine Livingston and young Treble Chorister Hugh Kaliski. During the concert, Maestro Ian McCrorie welcomed a young cancer survivor to the stage. Abigail, 11, from Lenzie, who has been supported by CLIC Sargent, received rapturous applause from audience members.

Additionally, Tayside and Fife Health Services held their Christmas Carol Concert in Dundee on Thursday 8 December. Celebrated conductor Norman Beedie rallied together the troops once again to ensure the evening of festivities and fundraising was enjoyed by all.

Grampian Hospitals' Christmas Carol Concert has also taken place in Aberdeen, where singers and supporters gathered on Sunday 11 December. The event took place at The Beach Ballroom and was conducted by Tim Tricker. The audience was entertained by the Bon Accord Brass Quintet, the Concordia String Assemble, Newtonhill Primary School Glee Club Choir and Rachel Groves.

A big thank you

Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly on these event, including organisers, musicians and attendees who have raised funds for CLIC Sargent. Every penny raised is so appreciated to ensure the impact of cancer on families’ lives is limited and that they receive all the support and help they need to thrive, not just survive.

Find out more

For more information or to join the fight for young lives against cancer please contact local fundraising manager Rachael McLean on 0141 572 5706 or email rachael.mclean@clicsargent.org.uk.  

Last year CLIC Sargent supported more than 610 children and young people with cancer, and their families, from Scotland and gave more than 380 grants to a value of over £76,500, to help families deal with the financial impact of cancer.

CLIC Sargent's health and social care professionals include social workers, nurses and play specialists. The charity's cancer care teams work with young cancer patients in hospitals across Scotland, including The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow. 

CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer support charity for children, young people and their families. To find out how you could help the charity win a £7million partnership with the supermarket Morrisons please visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/morrisons.  

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