The charity is hosting a virtual edition of its Christmas concert to raise funds and spread some Christmas cheer
On Thursday 10 December at 6pm, East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is turning its annual Christmas concerts into an engaging virtual experience.
The concert will include a mixture of performances, featuring appearances from local choirs – including the Senior Carols Choir from Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds, and a performance by 400 alumni from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain – plus some readings and poems from relatives of patients the charity has helped and EAAA staff. The virtual event aims to bring people together, safely, to spread some Christmas joy, while raising much-needed funds for the life-saving air ambulance charity, which operates 365 days a year from Norwich and Cambridge.
The virtual event aims to bring people together, safely, to spread some Christmas joy, while raising much-needed funds for the life-saving charity
Leanne Kershaw, Events Manager of EAAA, said: “originally we weren’t sure if we would be able to hold a Christmas fundraising event this year, but lots of people have been really supportive of our virtual concert idea and it’s shaping up to be a really wonderful evening. We’re looking forward to spreading some festive cheer, knowing that our supporters will all be safe and cosy, tuning in from the comfort of their own homes.”
The virtual concert will be sponsored by local law firm Birketts. Jeanette Wheeler, Birketts partner and head of employment, said: “we are really pleased to be sponsoring and participating in this year’s East Anglian Air Ambulance virtual festive concert. After what has been such a challenging year for many, it is hoped that this event will provide some light, joy and comfort and a chance to reflect, apart…. but together.”
After what has been such a challenging year for many, it is hoped that this event will provide some light, joy and comfort and a chance to reflect, apart… but together
Director of Music at Culford School, Peter Burge, added: “Culford School are delighted to be taking part in this festive concert to celebrate and support the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. We have had many connections with this wonderful organisation over the years and it is a pleasure to be involved in such a special occasion. We have recorded an original setting of some beautiful words written by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924). We hope this gentle lullaby will help provide some much-needed calm and reflection in these difficult times. We wish everyone a very happy Christmas.”
Tickets to the concert are a suggested £5 donation. To book your ticket to attend the virtual festive concert, visit the East Anglian Air Ambulance website.