Bath residents are being invited to get festive this weekend as the city plays host to a charity performance staged by the Corsham and Colerne Military Wives Choir.
The Corsham and Colerne Military Wives Choir is the local network of the Military Wives Choirs charity, which brings women in the military community closer together through singing.
The choir will be performing Christmas songs and tracks from their album, ‘Remember’, at the free hour-long event on Saturday 24th November, at 11.30am at St Michael’s Without Church on Broad Street in Bath.
The Corsham and Colerne Military Wives Choir will be performing to celebrate the wider charity’s partnership with the UK’s largest Christmas card organisation, Cards for Good Causes, which has a pop-up shop selling cards and other festive items at the church.
The Military Wives Choirs is one of the charities to receive money through the sale of the charity Christmas cards sold through Cards for Good Causes.
Christmas cards and the Military Wives Choirs new album, ‘Remember’, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War and featuring 1,105 choir member voices, will be on sale at the performance.
Alice Kemp is a member of Corsham and Colerne Military Wives Choir and volunteers as choir lead.
She said: “We are really looking forward to this special performance in Bath. It will be a fantastic opportunity for local people to come along and enjoy listening to our songs while browsing the range of Christmas cards on sale, some of which feature delightful local scenes of the city.”
The Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop at St Michael’s Without Church Cards is run by a team of local volunteers and is part of a network of more than 300 shops.
They raise funds for more than 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society, RNLI as well as the Military Wives Choirs.
They also raise money for local charities including Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and Dorothy House Hospice Care.
The shop at St Michael’s Without on Broad Street is open until 18th December, Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm.
Shoppers can choose from hundreds of different Christmas card designs, including scenes of Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey.
Frances Guy, regional manager at Cards for Good Causes, said: “We are really lucky to be having the choir sing at our pop-up shop this year. It’s going to be a memorable musical treat and is sure to get people into the festive spirit.
“Buying charity Christmas cards is one of the simplest ways to support good causes this festive season and we stock one of the widest ranges of Christmas cards anywhere. The proceeds from every card or product sold make a vital contribution to the work of the charities that we partner.”