Council carollers look forward to a Starry Night

Published on 20th December 2017

High street scene with Christmas lights reflecting on wet paving slabs

On Thursday 21 December, councillors and staff from Cheltenham Borough Council will once more take to the streets singing carols.

Last year over 30 members of staff and councillors took part 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 mayor’s charities – The Hollie Gazzard Trust which exists to help reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges and the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity who raises funds to make a real difference for their patients, their families and the staff who treat them and work at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals as well as the Stroud Maternity Unit.

Last year over £75 was raised for charities and the carollers hope to sing their way to making even more this year.

Ken Dale, choirmaster, said: “This will be our sixth year of carol singing. Last year our carol singers did a great job in raising money. I’m delighted that the mayor, councillor Klara Sudbury, and MP Alex Chalk will be joining us to hit the high notes this year for the mayor’s charities”.

You will be able to find the carol singers on the pedestrianised part of the Promenade near Cavendish House between 5pm and 6pm. Support for the carol singers is welcomed and people can join informally throughout the hour.


For media enquiries contact: Jemima Lawson communications officer, telephone 01242 775050, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk