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Willow Carol Concert 2015

December 3, 2015

The Christmas season was kicked off in style with the Willow Carol Concert at St Albans Cathedral on December 1. The Hertfordshire based Charity’s co-founders Bob and Megs Wilson welcomes more than 500 guests to the annual festive event which raised more than £8,500 for Willow.

The evening included musical performances from the operatic Tenors Un Limited, the spectacular Hertfordshire Chorus, the Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School choir alongside classic carols for all to sing.

Beneficiary Emma Young from Hemel Hempstead, spoke on the evening about the positive impact of her Willow Special Day, sharing her personal story conveyed to guests just how Willow helps people at a time when they need it most.

The Willow Tribute Tree took pride of place in the stunning Abbey, displaying baubles in memory of loved ones.

“The annual Willow Carol Concert marks the start of the festive season for us and we’re always honoured to be returning to the beautiful Cathedral. This time to a sell out crowd. This is a heartwarming family event, signifying so much of what Willow is all about – precious times spent with loved ones. With Willow’s roots firmly placed in Hertfordshire, it’s wonderful to be surrounded by supportive and generous local people without whom the Charity wouldn’t be such a success.” – Bob Wilson

The Willow Carol Concert is sponsored by St Albans based company Borras Construction. Staff at the company have been fundraising for Willow since 2008.

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