Carols for Causes 2020

Carols for Causes 2020

 

On Sunday 20th December, the Fine & Country Foundation hosted their annual carol concert. Hosted on Facebook Live for free, friends, family and loved ones joined the evening’s festivities from all corners of the world, for a truly international event. Thank you to everyone who helped in raising over £3,000 towards our global fight against homelessness and poverty.



The evening’s carols were performed by Bishop’s Stortford Upper Sixth Choir with the programme featuring well-known classics including Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Once in Royal David’s City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Attendees were mesmerised by the exceptional talent of the choir and overcome with the warm, festive feeling that the group evoked.


The carols were interspersed with testimonials from charities which The Foundation awarded grants to during 2020, helping in one of the most challenging years ever faced by the charitable sector. We also heard an exert from The Velveteen Rabbit - read by Jennifer Scott-Reid – aptly highlighting the valuable message of integrity and gratitude.

The evening came to a climactic crescendo as we welcomed the Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo, South Africa. Their energetic renditions of ‘Higher Love’ and ‘All I Want for Christmas’ were the perfect, uplifting end to the concert - and the year - we all needed.

"Although this year has been unfamiliar in so many different ways, as a global community, we are more connected than ever before"


Jon Cooke, Global CEO of Fine & Country said in his welcome “Although this year has been unfamiliar in so many different ways, as a global community, we are more connected than ever before and with this in mind, tonight was made possible.” Looking back on the evening, the reactions and responses from people across the world who joined together for 40 minutes of their Sunday evening; it really did feel as though everyone was brought that bit closer together for Christmas.

We extend our thanks once again to everyone who attended and donated on the night, as well as the performers; The Opus 76 Quartet, Bishop’s Stortford Upper Sixth Choir and Ndlovu Youth Choir, and sponsors; Garrington property Finders and iamproperty in the UK and BetterBond in South Africa.

Watch the concert back here.

Donate to The Foundation here.

 

 

23rd Dec 2020

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