A Derbyshire company is bringing 120 city school children together to help raise much-needed funds for youngsters with limited lives.
There will be festive performances from singers and musicians, including the 120 children’s voice choir, which consists of pupils from four Derby primary schools.
All money raised at the event will be donated to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, based in Loughborough.
The team helps relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end.
Karen Clegg, Lubrizol’s production services manager, said: “Lubrizol staff nominate a chosen charity every two years and we dedicate all our efforts to raising money for that cause.
“But the Rainbows Carol Concert is an event we have sponsored before and it is such a wonderful cause that we had to get involved again.
“I understand our donation goes towards helping to transport the children’s choir to the Cathedral and since the event is to raise money for seriously poorly youngsters, we think this is an integral part of the event.
“It is impossible to imagine how hard Christmas will be for some of the families who need the help of Rainbows and we hope the event brings in lots of money for this extremely worthwhile cause.”
The concert will be two halves of 45-60 minutes each, with a 20-minute interval where visitors will be able to enjoy festive refreshments and buy Rainbows merchandise.
Paula North, Community Engagement Manager at Rainbows, said: “On behalf of everyone at Rainbows, I would like to thank Lubrizol for its very kind donation.
“Each year it costs around £6 million to run Rainbows and without the support of companies like Lubrizol, we wouldn’t be able to open our doors and provide care to the children, young people and their families who need us so much.”
Tickets for the carol concert cost £6 and are available by emailing Paula.North@rainbows.co.uk or by visiting the website www.rainbows.co.uk/events/derby-carol-concert
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