Several of our well-known boosters are supporting our carol-singing appeal.
The Executive Chef at The Goring Hotel in London, Derek Quelch, has kindly supplied a recipe for The Goring's delicious mince pies.
'Join The Children's Society this Christmas and use your musical talents to raise money and help make childhood better for all children in the UK. Whether it's a concert, carol singing or even busking, let music make a difference.'
Carrie and David Grant
'Help The Children's Society by singing your hearts out to raise money to make childhood better for all children. Or organise a carol singing concert - it's a great way to fundraise while entertaining your friends and community.'
'As a Carol myself, I love singing Christmas carols and think The Children’s Society's Christmas carol appeal is a great way to have fun and raise money at the same time. The Children’s Society raised more than £100,000 from its carol singing appeal last year and this year the money will help support their work with young carers.
'There are at least 700,000 youngsters in the UK who have to help run a home because their parents have severe illness, including mental ill-health or disabilities. Some children also have to care for their younger brothers and sisters. It would be brilliant if the carol-singing raised even more cash this year to help them have more of a childhood.'
'I've always felt that carols are one of the best parts of Christmas – although I suppose I might be a little biased! I whole-heartedly support the idea of carol singing for such a vital appeal and would encourage anyone to take part.
'The money raised will help thousands of children who have to take on adult responsibilities as carers at home. At Christmas it seems even more important to spare these youngsters a thought and raise your voice in song. This is one Carol who’s certainly supporting carol singing for a great cause.'