Age UK’s annual Love Christmas carol concert took place last night at one of
the world’s most iconic venues, St Paul’s Cathedral, on Tuesday 11th December 2018, to
raise vital funds for the Charity, which supports older people.
A prominent feature of the London skyline, the stunning St Paul’s Cathedral played host to
Age UK’s Love Christmas celebration, which this year welcomed some very special guests.
These included Age UK ambassador Len Goodman, Penelope Wilton, Jo Wood, Caroline
Catz and Gina McKee who provided festive readings, while singing sensation Russell
Watson and astounding mezzo-soprano Laura Wright performed alongside the renowned
Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Age UK ambassador Len Goodman, said: “Age UK’s Love Christmas carol concert is a
fantastic event. I loved seeing so many people join in to celebrate a wonderful time of year
and help support Age UK at the same time.
“Loneliness is such a devastating experience and Age UK is doing everything it can to help
combat this huge problem. With the money raised they will be able to continue providing
much-needed support for older people facing later life alone.”
Age UK ambassador Penelope Wilton, said: “Age UK’s Love Christmas is such a magical
event and I’m delighted to have been a part of it.
“It’s a perfect opportunity for friends and family to come together and celebrate Christmas
and not only that, it’s an ideal way to support such an important cause.
“Age UK’s work is crucial in tackling the loneliness epidemic. It is sad to think that so many
older people have no one to turn to but funds raised at Love Christmas will help make a
huge difference to their lives.”
Age UK believes no one should have no one to turn to and support at Love Christmas will
help the Charity make a crucial difference to the lives of older people. Age UK wants to
ensure they’re there for anyone who needs them. The Age UK Advice Line is a free
telephone service, open 365 days a year offering expert advice on a wide range of issues,
which include coping with bereavement, tackling loneliness, getting the social care that’s
needed and managing health problems like dementia.
Age UK is encouraging people to support its winter campaign No one should have no one
to turn to and to donate to help ensure that the Charity’s essential services, including the
Advice Line, can continue to be there for older people and their families and friends. For
more information or to donate, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/noone.