Plans are well under way for the welcome return, after two years’ absence, of the Hope and Homes for Children Carol Service in the candlelit surroundings of Marlborough College Chapel at 4pm on Saturday December 17.
The Great Bedwyn Millenium Choir together with a combined primary schools’ choir and choristers from Wells Cathedral, will perform a programme of Christmas music including the familiar carols and readings we associate with this time of the year.
Tickets are £10 for adults, children under 12 free and may be purchased from the White Horse Bookshop or Kim Vine (Ladies’ Fashions) both in Marlborough High Street, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chapel is situated in Bath Road, Marlborough SN8 1PA where ample parking is available.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Hope and Homes for Children. The charity Hope and Homes for Children finds alternative, high quality family based care for vulnerable children, who otherwise would be in orphanages. Their work is now recognized as best practice by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.
The charity develops family support services and establishes robust fostering and adoption networks. And it has a local connection.
Colonel Mark and Caroline Cook, who lived in West Stowell, near Marlborough founded the charity after their experience of Bjelave orphanage, in Bosnia. The charity now works with children in Ukraine, other parts of Eastern Europe and Africa.
Hope and Homes thank their main sponsors Haine and Smith and Berkshire Trout. For more information or offers of sponsorship, please contact Alison Netherclift on 01672 562777 or 07584 763678.