Organising your own Christmas carol singing event

Christmas carol singers singing carols

Carol singing at Christmas time is an amazing way to spread the festive cheer and raise money for children in this country who don’t feel safe, loved, or able to cope.

Thanks to fundraising events such as carol singing, we were able to work directly with over 11,000 children and young people last year and bring about changes that improved the lives for half a million more.

Your carol singing event will help us continue the vital work we do to transform the lives of vulnerable children, so that more of them can look forward to a first Christmas full of happiness and free from fear. 

Step 1: Choose where to do your Christmas carol singing

There are many different types of carol singing event you could organise. Why not try singing christmas carols…

- At your church

A Christmas carol service in church is a great opportunity to raise funds to help the most vulnerable children across the country. To make the event extra memorable, why not request a speaker to come and talk about the work of The Children’s Society in your church? 

- At school

Get into the end-of-term festive spirit while helping this country’s most vulnerable children enjoy a first Christmas full of hope. 

- In your neighbourhood

Singing door-to-door is a Christmas tradition that celebrates the start of the festive period. There’s never a better excuse to belt out all the carol classics at top volume whilst staring at a neighbour. 

- In a public space

Catching people at public locations such as train stations or supermarkets is a great way to spread festive cheer and gather a large crowd. Who knows, there might be a talent spotter lurking about. 

- From pub to pub

Singing in local pubs is becoming more and more popular, and catching people at their merriest and most generous certainly isn’t the worst idea in the world!    

If you are planning to carol sing in a public location, make sure to find out what kind of permit you might need.

 

Step 2: Order your carol singing resources

We have lots of free carol singing resources to help you plan a memorable event. From books of carols to sashes, you can order your fun resources free from our online shop.

 

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Step 3: Sing your christmas carols

Just be better than this merry (but toneless) band of carol singers:

Step 4: Pay in the life-changing funds you've raised

There are a few easy ways to pay in the money you’ve raised from carol singing:

1. Use our online payment form. If you have cash, you will need to pay it into your account first and then pay using this simple form
2. Order a giro and pay in cash at your local Barclays Bank
3. Send a cheque made payable to ‘The Children’s Society’ to:

Freepost RSYH-HEEE-XZEG

The Children's Society
Carol Singing
Edward Rudolf House
69-85 Margery Street
London
WC1X 0JL

Please don’t forget to use Gift Aid collection envelopes at your address and return the completed and emptied envelopes to our freepost address. In order for us to claim Gift Aid on the donations given, HMRC requires us to prove that each donation was collected at your event. So please be sure to also send us your paying in form along with your envelopes.