Chichester carol singers raise £2,895 for Stonepillow!
In the lead up to Christmas, a group of friends combined largely from churches in Chichester, gathered outside of Chichester Festival Theatre to sing carols and raise money for Stonepillow. This has been happening for over thirty years and has grown from success to success.
With the rise in homelessness in recent years, friends have gathered together with the aim of collecting money as the audiences leave the theatre after the performances, which this year was 'Sleeping Beauty'.
This year saw the group raise £2,895 which is just fantastic! Christopher Merrien and the group presented the cheque to Laura Bulbeck, Stonepillow PR & Events Manager, on a lovely sunny morning at the Theatre.
Christopher says, 'We are very grateful to Theatre Manager, Janet Bakose, for giving the group permission to sing by the Northgate car park, on the theatre grounds. Chichester Festival Theatre are great supporters of Stonepillow and show a real community spirit in the city cooperating with the group.'
Stonepillow would like to say a huge thank you to the singers who gave up their time and to all of those members of the audiences who kindly donated money to the group as they exited the theatre after the shows. Funds raised will go toward supporting homeless and vulnerable to rebuild their lives and find independent accommodation they can call home.
We look forward to next Christmas when we hope that the spirit of generosity will be just as great!