Sing For Somerset

PUBLISHED: 14:41 03 November 2014 | UPDATED: 11:17 11 November 2014

Join us at Wells Cathedral

Join us at Wells Cathedral

Heritage Films and Publications Ltd. Wells Cathedral assigned non-commercial use of this picture

Somerset Community Foundation, in association with Somerset Life, invites you to its annual carol service at Wells Cathedral on 13 December. Thought by many to be a natural start to the Christmas festivities, Sing for Somerset has become a well-established date in the diaries of the local community.

Somerset Community Foundation has been strengthening local communities, tackling disadvantages and transforming people’s lives since 2002.

Its main focus areas are supporting vulnerable older people and their carers, creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people and improving communities affected by rural isolation and loneliness.

At the start of this year Somerset experienced some of the largest and most persistent floods the country has ever seen. In January the Foundation established the Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund. The fundraising appeal was met by an extraordinary response from the public and as a result raised in excess of £1.3million.

Excluding grants awarded through flood relief programmes, Somerset Community Foundation has awarded almost 2,000 grants worth in excess of £4million to local charities to date. It has also built a £3.8million long-term endowment fund to ensure there is local help for future generations and has set up the Somerset Youth Fund to raise the aspirations and life opportunities of disadvantaged young people in our county over the next few years.

This would not have been possible without the supporters who, by giving through Somerset Community Foundation, choose an effective way to make a lasting difference.

Somerset Life and Somerset Community Foundation jointly invite you to join us on 13 December at 7pm at the carol service with Mid-Somerset Orchestra and Somerset Voices, conducted by Elizabeth Hayley.

Doors open at 6.15pm. Entry will be free on a first-come, first-served basis

Disabled seating will be available. No advance tickets required.

For more information contact Somerset Community Foundation on 01749 344949.

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