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£3,000 raised at Family Concert for chYps Children's Hospice at Home

PUBLISHED: 15:44 01 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:44 01 February 2015

Tonbride Schooll Chapel

Tonbride Schooll Chapel

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Hundreds turned out to support chYps at a Family Carol Concert held in Tonbridge School Chapel and organised by Fidelity Worldwide Investment

The spirit of Christmas echoed through Tonbridge School Chapel as hundreds turned out to support chYps Children’s Hospice at Home at a Family Carol Concert. Families from across Kent were joined by news presenter Ian Palmer, patrons and dignitaries at the festive event organised by Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Carols resounded around the chapel as nearly 500 sang their hearts out, along with the Tonbridge Philharmonic Choir, Fidelity Worldwide Investment Choir and Sevenoaks-born singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe. The congregation heard readings and poems from chYps patron Sarah Sturt, BBC South East regular Ian Palmer and parent David Baulch, whose daughter Amelia was cared for by chYps. Speaking after the event, Ian said: “When a child is very sick one can only imagine how difficult it is, so to be able to allow them to be cared for in their own home surrounded by those they love is extremely important - at Christmas time even more so. This is a charity reliant on fundraising to provide this care and it was wonderful to see so many people at the concert showing their support.” www.chyps.org

PICTURES BY: DAVID BARTHOLOMEW

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