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The Fayre of St James’s Celebrates 10th Anniversary this Christmas

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The Quintessentially Foundation will be hosting the event in aid of the Childhood Trust

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Those anticipating Christmas can get prepared for the festive season this year with the Fayre of St James’s, which is hosting a live and virtual carol concert in aid of UK charities.

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The Fayre of St James’s Celebrates its 10th Anniversary this Christmas

On of the most sought-after Christmas carol concerts, the Fayre of St James’s, is back again this year to wow audiences and raise money for charity as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Held on 30 November, those attending the event can expect an evening of carols, performances, readings and – most importantly – festive cheer.

Raising money for disadvantaged children and communities, the Fayre of St James’s has become a glamorous event where people can come together to support those who need it most. The line-up for the evening will be announced on 25 November, but previous  artists and patrons include Ellie Goulding, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Hardy, Cate Blanchett, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Craig David, Alfie Boe, Joanna Lumley, Rupert Everett, Emeli Sande, James Blunt, Simon Cowell and Jack Whitehall. Held on the Global Day of Giving, the event will be raising funds for the Childhood Trust and Quintessentially Foundation.

This year’s headline act is singer-songwriter Tom Grennan.

Emeli Sandé at the Fayre of St James's

Emeli Sandé at the Fayre of St James’s

An online silent auction will also be held between Thursday 25 November and Monday 6 December.

The Quintessentially Foundation, which supports UK-based grassroots organisations working in disadvantaged communities, has raised over £14 million in the past for a range of charities. This year, the foundation has teamed up with the Childhood Trust, the child poverty charity currently helping 150,00 children annually overcome disadvantages such as hunger, homelessness, stress, loneliness and anxiety.

Laurence Guineness, Chief Executive of the Childhood Trust, commented: ‘This Christmas tens of thousands of children in London are facing hunger, cold and loneliness due to poverty.  Thanks to Quintessentially Foundation’s support, The Childhood Trust will be able to stop poverty from ruining the lives of London’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, providing vitally needed practical and emotional support through the projects we fund in every borough of London.’

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The Fayre of St James’s Christmas carol concert will take place live on 30 November and virtually on 5 December. Live show tickets starts at £150 and virtual tickets starts at £20. For more information, please visit giving.give-star.com

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