A Christmas concert at Arley Hall is set to raise vital funds for the disability charity Leonard Cheshire and help improve the lives of disabled people.
Tickets are on sale for the evening concert at Arley Hall’s stunning St Mary’s Chapel, taking place on Tuesday 18th December 2018.
The concert will celebrate the work of the charity, which was founded in 1948 by war hero and global humanitarian Leonard Cheshire.
It supports huge numbers of disabled people through community programmes, residential accommodation and supported living schemes.
“Every year Leonard Cheshire helps people across the world so it is our pleasure to celebrate its achievements and the efforts of all its supporters,” said Lord Ashbrook, who is the owner of Arley Hall and North West patron for Leonard Cheshire.
Along with seasonal renditions from professional musicians, this year’s concert features a special performance by the Gareth Malone-style Leonard Cheshire Christmas Choir.
The choir includes local Leonard Cheshire staff, residents and members of the charity’s community programmes along with their families and friends.
Amy Bradley, who founded the choir, is part of the charity’s award-winning Change 100 internship programme, which offers paid places to talented graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions.
Amy commented: “Leonard Cheshire’s Change 100 programme has quite literally changed my life.
She continued: “Our choir will showcase the inclusivity, collaboration and community of Leonard Cheshire.
“I’m hoping the night will help cultivate hope and a sense of possibility for all those involved, particularly those on long and difficult rehabilitative journeys.”
The choir will be directed by Isla Atay who is currently the assistant musical director for Manchester University’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
The concert takes place 7-9pm, with mulled wine and refreshments served during the interval. Doors open at 6.30pm.