Festive festival of music raises over £42,000

With an orchestra, choirs, acapella singers and a surprise opera performance, the 37th Glasgow Hospital's Christmas Carol Concert kick started the festive season and raised over £42,000 in support of children and young people with cancer. 

Festive festival of music raises over £42,000

Musical spirit

A series of eclectic performances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall kept the crowd singing, with a choir supported by pianist Ed Cohen and Glasgow Chamber Orchestra.

Children from Kilmacolm’s St Columba’s Junior School Choir took to the stage, along with a performance from acapella group Close Shave Chorus.

Even CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Kenny Boyd couldn't help but get into the musical spirit and surprised everyone with a tenor performance of I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

Positively delighted

One special guest at the event was eight-year-old Niamh Logan, who braved two years of treatment after being diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2009. 

Throughout her treatment, her family was supported by CLIC Sargent, and Niamh provided a winter-themed drawing for the concert programme cover.

She was invited onto the stage and presented with a gift by maestro Ian McCrorie.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael Mclean said: "We are positively delighted with this year’s concert and the £42,869 it raised for CLIC Sargent. Huge thanks are due to our fantastic audience, our committee of volunteers and everyone who helped to make this night such a success!"

Over the last 37 years the concert has raised more than £1million to help CLIC Sargent provide emotional, practical, financial and clinical support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event to support children and young people with cancer, and their families, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael Mclean on 0141 572 5706 or email rachael.mclean@clicsargent.org.uk.