Christmas Carol Concert

30th Jan 2022


One of the many contributions we make to the wellbeing of our NW Ipswich communities is by staging events. Whether it’s an event at our Skatepark, a Dog Show or at our Community Garden, they are all well supported by our residents.

So, in December when it was suggested we hold an evening Carol Concert around our Friendly Bench at Castle Hill Community Centre we had a bit of a dilemma. Bearing in mind Covid-19 was still top of the agenda, after a lot of planning we decided to go ahead and it turned out to be a wonderful event.

Under a starry sky, with mince pies and mulled wine, we were led by Ipswich Hospital A&E Choir, raising the roof with the best of the Christmas songs.

Carol singers at the Friendly Bench

We did a collection for the Children’s Appeal at Ipswich Hospital towards which our residents generously donated and we topped it up with money from our Lottery funding. The £200 donation was gratefully received by the hospital charity with thanks to everyone who donated. The exciting construction of the new Children’s Unit is planned to begin in April