Carols by Candlelight
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The Alice Martineau Appeal's fundraiser Carols by Candlelight, which takes place at St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, SW3 every December, will return for its 21st year on 14 December 2023. This special carol service will be performed by the Winchester College Chapel Choir.
You can also watch from the comfort of your own home via the church's livestream from 7pm on 14 December 2023, link below. Please donate what you can towards this special service.
A message from Luke Martineau:
We are very proud and excited to invite you to the twenty-first Carols by Candlelight in memory of Alice Martineau, who died from cystic fibrosis (CF) in 2003.
You may have read about the incredible advances being made in the treatment of CF, particularly in the form of Kaftrio, a drug which is helping to keep infections down in a great number of those living with CF. It may sound sometimes as though the battle has been won, but sadly it has not. Not everyone responds well to Kaftrio; lung damage itself can be halted, but not reversed; and even if the lungs do not deteriorate, other organs such as the kidneys and liver still get worse over time. Finally, although the increased longevity and quality of life for those with CF is to be hugely welcomed, with longer lives come other difficulties to overcome; for instance, how to plan for the workplace or families whilst keeping up with the burden of daily treatment.
Alice suffered a great deal in her short life, but she also achieved so much, signing her record deal with Sony and releasing her debut album Daydreams to critical acclaim in 2002. We have always hoped that what Alice went through will help make a better future for the thousands of people living with cystic fibrosis, and for their families who support and care for them.
Please join us on December 14th to help us make that wish come true.
Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the service will run from 7 - 8pm. The party after the service will start at 8pm at St Luke's Church Hall and will finish at 10pm
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