This year the Hospital Choir Christmas Concert will be raising funds for the Derbyshire Branch of the MND Association.  The funds raised will help towards the continuing support of families in the local area that are directly affected by Motor Neurone Disease.  This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends.

MND is a life-changing illness and can affect adults of any age.  The disease attacks the motor neurones, the nerve connections that carry the signals from the brain to the muscles.  The body becomes progressively paralysed leaving the sufferer increasingly unable to do the everyday things the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing become virtually impossible, yet the mind and senses remain intact.

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As in previous years, the Derby Hospitals Choir Christmas Concert will be held in the Great Hall of the Derby Assembly Rooms  on the last Friday in November.

Date:  25th Nov 2011 at 7.30pm.

Currently, over half the seats for the concert have been sold.  So if ticket sales continue at this rate the event will again play to a full house.

Besides being a serious fund raising event, the Christmas Concert always endeavours to provide an enjoyable evening of musical diversion.  Yet again the evening’s entertainment will be a mixture of Christmas items and other popular well known songs and as usual there will be opportunities for the audience to join in the singing.   The hugely popular award winning Derwent Brass Band will add to the evening’s pleasure with selections from their conventional and classical repertoire and the guest compere brings the welcome return of Steven Blakeley.

Concert tickets are £11.00 and £10.00 with a £1.00 reduction for qualified concessions.

A significant part of the Derby Hospitals Choir fund raising is through the selling of the Christmas Concert prize draw tickets.

All the prizes have been donated to the Derbyshire MND Society and every penny of the money raised goes to this charity.  Tickets are 50p each, a book of 10 for £5.00.

Prizes include:
–  A weekend break for 2 to the value of £300
–  Two First Class ‘Anytime Anywhere’ return tickets on East Midlands Trains
–  Luxury Drinks Hamper to the value of £150

and many more prizes

The prize draw is registered under the Gambling Act 2005 and the draw takes place during the concert at the Assembly Rooms on 25th November 2011.


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