New custodian for Sing for Somerset
Somerset Community Foundation inherited Sing for Somerset - the wonderful Christmas carol service held each December in Wells Cathedral - from HTV in 2006. We have been delivering the free-to-attend service since then, raising almost £100,000 in charitable donations from generous members of the public who have attended the festive event over the years. It is with enormous pride and a slightly heavy heart that we share the news that we have passed the baton to another charity: the NSPCC will be taking over the reins from this year on.
Chair of NSPCC Somerset Volunteer Fundraisers, Moira Smyth said: "The NSPCC are thrilled to have been chosen to carry forward this much loved community event. We are very aware of the special place it holds in many people’s hearts and are working to keep the service’s unique characteristics. There is an African saying: “It takes a village to raise a child,” and similarly the NSPCC needs the whole community to come together to safeguard our children.
“Community is at the heart of what we do, be it the groups of volunteers, care professionals or members of the rescue services – they all play a part in the safety of our children. We look forward to seeing many of you at the free service at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 14 December.”
If you would like to help the NSPCC fund this event by donating or advertising in the programme, or have some spare time and would like to volunteer for the charity, please email Moira Smyth or Anna.Keir@nspcc.org.uk or call 01823 412405.