Christmas joy as carol service returns with guests
After the Oracle Christmas carol concert in 2020 was conducted online, it was a joy that this year’s event was held with a full audience in the magnificent St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.
Oracle Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading national charity solely dedicated into funding rsearch into head and neck cancer.
I am delighted to have been an Honorary Trustee since 2019.
Oracle’s Christmas Charity Concert 2021 brought together head and neck cancer patients, families and supporters for an evening of music, readings and friendship.
Over 250 guests attended St. Paul’s Knightsbridge, while other supporters were able to join online from around the world for the livestreamed concert.
Oracle’s Patron, best-selling author Sir Michael Morpurgo performed extracts from his “Carnival of the Animals” series of books and read “A Song of Gladness” accompanied by award-winning cellist Clare O’Connell.
Michael is a former head and neck cancer patient and is dedicating to help raise awareness about head and neck cancer.
Former patients Laura Marston and Jon Coley read seasonal poems.
Laura is a global ambassador for younger patients affected by head and neck cancer with the “Young Tongues” support group.
Jon Coley was marking his ten-year anniversary recovering from head and neck cancer after being treated by the team at The Blenheim Head and Neck Centre in Oxford.
The Oracle Cancer Trust was also delighted to welcome author Jeffrey Archer who shared his reading “The Son of God.”
The audience joined for seasonal carols with the choir of St Paul’s who also performed solos accompanied by the rousing organ.
All donations on the night were matched thanks to the generosity of the late Sir Adrian Swire so Oracle can re-start its vital research programmes.
For more information or to make a donation visit: https://oraclecancertrust.org