Published on 16th December 2013

Christmas lights at the Municpal Offices

On Tuesday 17 December, Cheltenham will not have a ‘silent night’ as Councillors and staff from Cheltenham Borough Council will take to the streets singing carols.

Last year over thirty members of staff and councillors attended the first staff carolling event and after its success, they return again this year to sing some well loved traditional Christmas carols as well as a few modern classics.

There will be collections while the carollers sing, with the proceeds going towards the three mayors charities: Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project, Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Victim Support. Last year over £50 was raised for the charities and the carollers hope to sing their way to making even more this year.

Ken Dale, business development manager said: “Last year our carol singers did a fantastic job in raising money for the mayor’s charities, and this year we hope to raise more. We welcome people to come and watch us brave the cold conditions and give us some vocal support through the hour of singing.”

You will be able to find the carol singers moving around the town between 5-6pm. Support for the carol singers is welcomed as people can join informally throughout the hour.

Press contact: Tom Wheatly, web and communications apprentice, telephone: 01242 775192 email: [email protected]

Photo opportunity: Choir will gather outside Cavendish House at 5pm for photo opportunity and then move on through the town centre.