St Ann’s Hospice Festival Choir was delighted to welcome everyone to their Christmas Concert earlier this month, where they continued to raise funds for our Build it Together new hospice appeal.

Stockport Town Hall hosted their annual ‘Christmas is Coming’ Concert. With a mixture of traditional, contemporary and Christmas songs, there was something for all the family to enjoy.

In attendance were the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport, as well as VIPs from the hospice and many of their local supporters.

Greenbank Preparatory School Chamber Choir sang with the choir too, bringing lots of Christmas cheer and joy to those listening. The town hall ballroom was dressed for Christmas with bunting, tinsel and Christmas trees.

Rosemary Murray, a member of the St Ann’s Hospice Festival Choir, says: “In the last 30 years of these events, over £790,000 has been donated to St Ann’s Hospice through our choir’s continued fundraising efforts.

“It is so important to us that we raise money to support St Ann’s Hospice’s Build It Together campaign, which is raising the final £2 million the hospice needs for its new building to transform their end-of-life care and safeguard it for future generations.

“Our choir consists of over 80 choristers from the Greater Manchester area. Our members are so generous in their dedication to the choir and the hospice. We are grateful to be able to come together to sing uplifting and joyous music, whilst raising funds for such a great cause.”

During the concert John Pomphrey, Founder and Music Director of the Festival Choir, presented a cheque to Emma Dixon, Director of Clinical Services, for over £12,600 from the choir’s fundraising activities for the new hospice over the last year.

Rosemary said: “With Christmas jumpers to the fore and mulled wine available, the audience joined in with Christmas carols. It was a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas and support St Ann’s Hospice!”