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Carols by Candlelight

On behalf of the Alice Martineau Appeal Committee, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Carols by Candlelight service and Christmas party has raised just under £50,000!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for what was truly a spectacular evening. A special thank you to Winchester College Chapel Choir who brought St Luke’s, Chelsea to life with their breath-taking renditions of your favourite carols and to Jenny Agutter, Janet Ellis, David Haig and Jeremy Irons who weaved festive magic into their readings. Thank you also to our Trustee, Hannah Begbie, who so kindly and eloquently shared her story of life as a parent of a child with cystic fibrosis.

We do hope to see you all again next year so please do save the date and in the meantime, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Save the date for 2018!

Next year's Carols by Candlelight service will be on:

Thursday 13 December

The service will take place at: 

St. Luke’s Church,
Sydney Street,

The Alice Martineau Appeal

Alice Martineau died from cystic fibrosis (CF) in 2003 aged 30, having achieved her ambition of signing a record contract with Sony BMG. The release of her album Daydreams in November 2002, and a BBC documentary about the nature of her illness and her determination to succeed against the odds, are testaments to an extraordinary individual who achieved much in a short life. Earlier this year, the release of A Song for Tomorrow, a novel based on Alice’s life written by Alice Peterson, brought Alice’s story to a huge new audience. The novel has been translated into at least six languages, and the publicity around its publication briefly pushed Daydreams back into the top 50 pop albums on Amazon.

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