Published on: 15/12/20

Fundraising Press release


Celebrities including Elaine Paige OBE, Tim Vine, Joely Richardson, and Harry and Izzy Judd will join The Children’s Trust for its first-ever online Christmas concert on 16 December helping to raise money to support children with brain injury.

Normally held in Guildford’s Holy Trinity Church in front of a sell-out audience, the 2020 festive event will be streamed for the very first time via YouTube. Hosted by BBC broadcaster Nicholas Owen, the fantastic evening will also include celebrity readings and solo performances, with special seasonal messages from Fulham Football Club and Chelsea FC Women.

Grab yourself a mince pie, and witness performances from West End star Grace Mouat, St Catherine’s Preparatory School and University of Surrey String Orchestra. Audiences will also be treated to a special premier of ‘Are you Ready for Christmas’, a song by The Children’s Trust School very own band, CedarSuperSounds.

Tracy Poulton, Senior Events Manager at The Children’s Trust, comments: “Although we’re not able to get together in person this year, we’re determined to still be able to deliver at least one of our festive traditions and spread some Christmas cheer. Please join us on the 16 December for a night of festive fun - you won’t want to miss it!”

Tickets are £5.99 per household and the concert is available to download from 16 December until 31 December. Book your tickets here:


For more information, please contact The Children’s Trust press office on 01737 365865 or email [email protected].

About The Children’s Trust

Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability the opportunity to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.