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Rainbows Hospice For Children and Young People is celebrating the festive season by inviting the people of Derbyshire to attend their annual Christmas concerts to be held on Tuesday 6th December, 7.30pm at St James the Greater, Leicester and Tuesday 13th December, 7.30pm at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough.

The concerts will comprise of a wonderful selection of traditional and modern music. The St James’ Church concert will be performed by Lancaster Community Choir, Hall Orchard School, Barrow upon Soar and the Rainbow’s staff choir. Featuring soprano, Sarah Stephens. There will be readings by Her Grace the Duchess of Rutland and Ady Dayman, the East Midlands’ favourite gardener and radio show panelist.

Loughborough’s Emmanuel Church service features the De Lisle School Choir, Hall Orchard School, The New Parks Hand Bell Ringers, Grace Dieu Manor School Chapel Choir and the Rainbows Staff Choir. Patricia Brookes, Director of Fundraising for Rainbows and Ady Dayman will be giving readings. The services will be compered by Dave Andrews from BBC Radio Leicester.

Patricia Brookes, Director of Fundraising from Rainbows said ‘We are really looking forward to this event, Christmas is a wonderful time of year and we are expecting a record turnout of people to come and support the children at Rainbows. The school choirs are delightful and I can’t wait to hear them sing at the concerts’.

Mince pies, refreshments and Christmas gifts will be available after the service.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are available from performers or call fundraising on 0800 952 1133 or visit Seats may be available on the night for people to pay on the door, but purchasing a ticket is recommended.