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Carols at Canterbury raise £6,000 for Demelza: Kent Scene

PUBLISHED: 09:10 02 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:38 20 February 2013

Gerry Cassell and James Hanaway

Gerry Cassell and James Hanaway

Nearly 800 people packed out Canterbury Cathedral for Demelza's annual carol concert, 'A celebration of Christmas', sponsored by Kent Life.

Nearly 800 people packed out Canterbury Cathedral for Demelza's annual carol concert, A celebration of Christmas, sponsored by Kent Life. The event, which featured the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral, directed by Dr David Flood, included traditional family carols, celebrity readings and poems. The Goodsell family lit the traditional Christmas candle and Demelza children and families were among those doing readings, as well as newsreader Nicholas Owen and Heart FM DJ Neil Kefford. The service raised around 6,000 for Demelza. Afterwards a reception was held for invited guests in the cloisters.

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