Sing for Somerset 2014
Our annual carol service ‘Sing for Somerset’ took place last Saturday at Wells Cathedral, and we were delighted at the number of people who had braved a very cold a frosty night to attend the service! It was a wonderful evening of Christmas carols sung by the Somerset Voices choir, accompanied by the Mid Somerset Orchestra and Matthew Redman on the organ. The music was conducted and arranged by the outstanding Elizabeth Hayley, who sadly moves to pastures new after this final performance – she will be missed. The readings were performed by Somerset Community Foundation supporters and representatives of recently funded local charities.
The whole team at Somerset Community Foundation would like to extend our thanks to the Chapter of Wells Cathedral, the members of the orchestra and the choir, and Matthew and Elizabeth for helping to make the event such a huge success. We are also indebted to the Masons from the Benevolent Lodge, Wells for their help in ensuring the setup of the cathedral and service went smoothly, and guiding people to their seats. Somerset Life magazine were our media sponsors for the event, and produced the wonderful programmes for the evening.
Somerset Community Foundation are also delighted to announce that the retiring collection raised a staggering £2574.00 (plus Gift Aid), so another huge thank you, this time to everyone who dug deep on the night to help us carry on making a difference to communities across Somerset.
Finally, thank you to Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, who once again offered their generous support to Sing for Somerset. Their sponsorship enables us to put on a fantastic event that kicks off the festive season for so many Somerset residents, and at the same time raise money to help cover our running costs.
We wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year.