Registered charity number: 1160989
The Fine & Country Foundation will continue with the tradition of hosting its annual carols event, however, this year the event will be virtual and have an international flavour. Carols for Causes, as the event is named, will take place on Sunday 20 December at 7pm via Facebook Live. An evening of festive performances and celebration, all proceeds will be donated to charities which have a hand in aiding the fight against homelessness and poverty.
Jon Cooke, Trustee of the Fine & Country Foundation, says:
“The carol concert has become a firm favourite on the Foundation’s annual calendar and despite the fact that we have had to change it to a virtual event, I have no doubt that it will be a successful event and memorable night for those who attend. We are extending an open invite and the funds raised through the event will go towards amazing causes and organisations that are helping people who are either homeless or living in poverty, especially pertinent at this time of year. The event is a way for people to give back whilst getting into the Christmas spirit with their families.”
Bishop Stortford College Upper Sixth choir
The Christmas carols will be led by the Bishop Stortford College Upper Sixth choir from Bishop Stortford College, an independent, co-educational day and boarding school in Hertfordshire.
Ndlovu Youth Choir
There will also be a performance by the Ndlovu Youth Choir, a South African choir whose aim is to ensure that cildren from disadvantaged communities are abe to receive the same level of musical tuition, care and opportunities. They appeared on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent, winning the hearts of the judges with their infectously uplifting performance.
Kansas City string quartet, Opus 76, known for its entertaining and energetic interpretations of the classics, will also be giving a performance.
The event which is sponsored by BetterBond South Africa, Garrington Property Finders and iamproperty, will be free to attend, however, as it is a fundraising event, donations will be welcomed. As mentioned, all proceeds will go towards aiding the fight against homelessness and poverty.
“Despite the turbulent year that 2020 has been, we are excited that the Fine & Country Foundation reached the fundraising milestone of collecting over half a million pounds since it started in 2014. The annual carol concert has been a massive contributor to that milestone and we are using this event as a commemorative celebration of reaching that remarkable figure. Our next goal is to reach the milestone of one million pounds and the money collected through the event will be the first step on the journey to reaching that goal,” says Cooke. “We invite the industry and the public to join in on our event, enjoy an amazing night of international singing and celebration, and the opportunity to give back and make a difference during this festive season.”
As an international charity, The Foundation donates to various homeless and poverty charities all over the world. From UK-based organisations to non-profits in Zimbabwe, donations have contributed to delivering meals, clothing, care packages, PPE, shelter and life-changing programmes to address causes of homelessness and poverty.
Below are just a few examples of the charities The Foundation has helped:
Lighthouse Baby Shelter, South Africa
The Light House Baby Shelter in South Africa take in and care for abandoned, abused and mistreated babies and children and provide a safe shelter for them, where they are able to be educated and loved.
Operating in five London boroughs, including, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Merton, SPEAR helps people experiencing homelessness by providing tailored care and accommodation packages to meet the individual needs of clients and help them work towards their hopes and aspirations.
Its All About The Children, Spain
Its All About The Children is a charity in Spain, caring for 46 disadvantaged children who have come from broken homes. Volunteers rely solely on donations to feed and clothe the children, as well as pay the staff who run the facility. Their grant from the Foundation ensured that every child had enough fruit, vegetables and milk in their diet to keep them well-nourished.
Midland Langar Seva Society, UK
Providing hot food and drink without prejudice, regardless of race, religion, and background, is the Midland Langar Seva Society. Originally founded in West Midlands, MLSS aims to help the those in need around the UK.
Read more about our latest deserving beneficiaries from our Spring 2020 Grant programme here.
Join us for an evening of singing and festive celebration. We invite all to come together with friends and family, both near and far, to have a good old sing-along and welcome the festive season in style!
For more information about Carols for Causes and the work of The Fine & Country Foundation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)20 3368 8221.
Registered charity number: 1160989