GOSH Charity brings festive cheer to your living room with their virtual Carol Concert

3 Dec 2020, 5:48 p.m.

GOSH Charity brings festive cheer to your living room with their virtual Carol Concert

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) is delighted to announce that the 2020 Christmas Carol Concert will be broadcast virtually on Tuesday 8 December, for everyone to enjoy the festive celebrations from the comfort of their own homes.

The much-loved Christmas Carol Concert will be a virtual celebration filled with popular carols, readings from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patients, celebrity guests and special musical performances. The concert will take place from 6.30-7.30pm with tickets costing £25 per household.

Hosted by television presenter, Matt Johnson live from St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, this is the 21st annual Christmas Carol Concert, which will also feature festive performances from Jack Savoretti, Calum Scott and Laura Wright, along with seasonal readings from much-loved actors and presenters, Andrew Scott, Nina Sosanya, Fiona Shaw, Matt Barber and Holly Willoughby. All musical performances and readings have been pre-recorded for the occasion.

As well as enjoying the evening’s entertainment, people will also be able to enjoy an exclusive silent auction and a raffle. GOSH Charity has also teamed up with MeMe London to sell the ‘Rainbow of Hope’ bracelet. Available to buy from the GOSH Charity website in both adult and children’s sizes, for every bracelet purchased, MeMe London will donate another to a child at GOSH this Christmas and 100% of the £25 cost will be donated to GOSH Charity.

Money raised through the ticket sales, silent auction and raffle, as well as donations on the night will help to fund vital resources and support that GOSH needs this Christmas to get seriously ill children back home to their families as soon as possible. For those children whose treatment needs to continue over the festive season, the support will help GOSH staff go above and beyond to bring Christmas to the hospital and make it feel like a home from home.

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive at GOSH Charity said: “We are so excited about this year’s virtual Christmas Carol Concert and would like to thank Trailfinders for their ongoing support. We can’t wait to get into the festive spirit with entertaining performances, uplifting musical numbers and seasonal readings from celebrity supporters, GOSH patients and their families, and GOSH staff. Although we can’t get together in St Paul’s Church like we normally would, there is still so much to look forward to and we’re determined to raise as much money as possible to help GOSH get more seriously ill children home to their families.”

To find out more about GOSH Charity’s 2020 Christmas Carol Concert and to purchase your household’s ticket for just £25, please visit: gosh.org/carolconcert

Contact Information

For further information please contact the GOSH Charity press office on publicity@gosh.org or 020 3841 3130.

Notes to Editors

About Great Ormond Street Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:   
 
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK and abroad with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. Our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us.  
 
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give seriously ill children, the best chance for life. The charity funds research into pioneering new treatments for children, provides the most up to date medical equipment, funds support services for children and their families and supports the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit www.gosh.org