A full house for Christmas Carols at the Queens

Local residents and businesses around Havering flocked to the Queens Theatre and raised over £400 on Tuesday 19 December in a festive charity carol service arranged by Pinney Talfourd Solicitors and Queens Theatre Hornchurch.

Around 200 guests filled the Queens Theatre foyer to watch the former Mayor of Havering, Cllr Pam Light open the event alongside Philip Cockram, Managing Partner of Pinney Talfourd before they handed the microphone over to the fabulous Dawn Chorus choir who led the crowd in lively renditions of Silent Night and Jingle Bells. The Queens Management team also participated, with Katie Milton (also of the London Philharmonic Choir) wowing the audience with a solo soprano performance alongside Thom Stanbury on piano.

The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Lynden Thorpe also joined the event and thanked everyone for coming, commenting that she was delighted that so many of the community had attended and wished them all a merry Christmas.

Afterwards the crowd were invited to the bar area for a well-earned cup of tea and a mince pie courtesy of Pinney Talfourd.

The Mayor of Havering visits Pinney Talfourd's Carol Service at Queens Theatre

A charity raffle was held on the day and contributed to raising a grand total of....

£410

Generous prizes were donated by many local firms including:

Havering Chamber of Commerce were also delighted to get involved in this event and welcomed guests from the business community and Havering Council amongst the crowd of young and old to create a vibrant and upbeat community atmosphere.

This free event was in aid of the Queens Theatre charitable trust and Crossroads Care Essex who are Pinney Talfourd's charity of the year. All donations were split equally to help each charity continue their good work over the festive season.

Philip Cockram, Managing Partner at Pinney Talfourd said: "We are delighted to have raised funds for these two great charities in what has become an annual sell-out event.
It was great to see that everyone's festive mood has arrived in time for Christmas and
we wish everybody a very merry Christmas and happy new year."

Image: Katie Milton (Queens Theatre), Philip Cockram (Pinney Talfourd), Alex Armstrong (Chairman of HCCI) and Mayor of Havering Cllr Lynden Thorpe

If you would like to make a donation to either of these two fabulous charities please visit their websites:

www.queens-theatre.co.uk

www.crossroadsessex.org.uk