Christmas Carols On The River
After last year’s feedback, the Traditional Punting Company along with Let’s Go Punting decided to organise the second Christmas Carols On the River event. Last year’s charity event raised an incredible £572 for Christian Aid and this success was very much in merit of the Choir from St. John the Evangelist. Even thought last year there were poor weather conditions, this amazing Choir were keen to get back onboard for another amazing charity event.
Christmas Carols Singing along the River Cam
This year, the Christmas Carols on The River were in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH), which helps children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk while supporting their families too. We are deeply proud to announce that this year we raised £553 for EACH to help support their wonderful work across the East of England. We would like to thank everyone who got involved with this event, from our staff, to our customers, and the choir, this wouldn’t be possible without you all.
We departed at 2pm on the 15th of December, at the same time the Choir started to sing. The 18 members of the Choir of St John the Evangelist were split across two punts, with the addition of the 5 punts full of customers punting along side. Everyone was listening to the Carols loud and clear for the entirety of the picturesque journey.
During this sunny afternoon, everyone was embracing the festive spirit whilst punting past the most iconic sights of Cambridge. The choir encouraged everyone in the audience to sing along to some of the most well known carols and even our punt chauffeurs joined in by singing and dancing along the way.
Spread Christmas cheer, singing loud for all to hear!
This year, Christmas Carols on the River was a magical afternoon where everyone joined together singing as one. We would like to give our very sincere thanks to the Choir of St John the Evangelist for sparkling so bright and putting us into the festive spirit in the run up to the big day. We are also proud to announce that we have donated £120 to the Choir of St. John the Evangelist to help support their incredible foundation too. This event was the last to take place for the 2019 punting season and we couldn’t imagine a better way to sign off the year than a Christmas Charity spectacle, raising £553 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.
And on that note, we wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Posted on December 18th, 2019, by the Traditional Punting Company