National disability charity, United Response, invites the public to its annual Christmas carol concert in the stunning St Peter’s Church at Eaton Square on Wednesday 7th December 2016.

Londoners, locals, supporters, friends and family are all invited to join the charity for carols and mince pies.

United Response supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs to live the lives they choose.

The concert will be a wondrous evening for adults and children alike, starting with The Cheritown Warblers singing a welcome outside the church, followed by the joyous singing of the much-acclaimed Seaford College Choir filling the interior with festive cheer.

Once again, Swanbank Musical Theatre, a local theatre company, will entertain guests with a mix of modern and traditional Christmas music, accompanied by United Response’s deaf choir, The Ipswich Signers, who will sign along to the hymns.

The carol concert will be hosted by the charity’s president, Martyn Lewis CBE, who will talk to specially invited guests about the charity’s achievements throughout this year.

Guests this year will include Therese Timberlake, Ian Merritt and Clare O’Donnell from Robert Owen Communities (ROC) – the south west based disability charity which is set to merge with United Response in April 2017. 

There will also be a speech by the Cheritown Warblers – an inclusive choir group based at United Response’s Community Network in Kent.

The carol concert starts at 6.30pm and will be followed by refreshments in the function room of the church, where guests will be able to meet the carol singers.

All are welcome to this free-of-charge event and guests are asked to be in their seats by 6.15pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm.   

Diane Lightfoot, Director of Policy and Communications at United Response said:

“Our carol concert is a celebration of all the people we support and the community around them including friends, family and carers.

“The carol concert allows us to acknowledge our achievements over the year and highlight our aspirations for the future.  We welcome everyone to this free event but ask those who can, to make a donation to our Christmas appeal – giving the gift of communication to people we support.”

To reserve your ticket and let us know if you have any special requirements (ie. wheelchair access, signer etc.) please email [email protected]

To donate to United Response’s Christmas Appeal online go to: www.unitedresponse.org.uk/appeal/christmasgift


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FREE – All Welcome – Disability Charity, United Response Carol Concert

When: Wednesday 7th December 2015

Where: St Peter’s Church, 119 Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL

 

Doors Open: 6.00pm - Service starts: 6.30pm prompt

 

Post service reception including mince pies and mulled wine