Star-studded carol concert scoops £20k for Cardinal Hume Centre

A sell-out Christmas carol concert at Westminster Cathedral has raised an astonishing £20,000 to help young people and families in Westminster overcome poverty and homelessness.

With all proceeds going to the Cardinal Hume Centre, the event on 14 December – organised by our corporate partners Landsec – included music from the Westminster Cathedral Choir, The English Cornett and Sackbut ensemble, and the Victoria Children’s Choir. Meanwhile, a variety of festive readings were performed by an all-star line-up including Cerys Matthews, Adrian Chiles, Frank Skinner and Emily Maitlis.

Cathy Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer at the Cardinal Hume Centre said: “This annual concert at Westminster Cathedral – just down the road from the Cardinal Hume Centre – is one of the biggest highlights of the year. It’s a great way for everyone to get into the festive spirit and, as they do so, to support some of the most vulnerable people in the local area. We are hugely grateful to Landsec for putting on such an amazing event, to the talented singers and guest-readers, and of course to the incredible generosity and goodwill of all those who came along. Thanks to them all, we can look forward to making a difference to more and more people in need.”

The Cardinal Hume Centre is currently running its Christmas appeal to help raise vital funds for vulnerable people at this time of year. Click here to find out more.