Papworth Hospital to stage charity Christmas carol service at Ely Cathedral

Papworth Hospital holds its charity carol service at Ely Cathedral on December 6.

Papworth Hospital holds its charity carol service at Ely Cathedral on December 6. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people will come together at Ely Cathedral for the annual Papworth Hospital charity carol service.

A mixture of traditional Christmas carols will be sung alongside the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers at the event, on December 6 from 11am.

More than £5,400 was raised at last year’s event.

Papworth staff, supporters and volunteers will read the Christmas story and eight candles representing departments across Papworth Hospital will be lit by Trust staff.

Christmas is a special time for many supporters like Susan Butler, who will be reading at the service.

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She said: “Christmas is a special time for families and thanks to my donor and their family I am still here and able to celebrate with mine.

“It is a special, beautiful occasion and it is wonderful to be part of it.”

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In addition, a hospital governor is composing a piece of music to be performed at the service in thanks for his wife’s care.

Church musician Lee Dunleavy said: “My wife Hannah has been an inpatient for seven months this year at Papworth.

“It seemed the right time to present something from my work life as a small thank you.”

Tickets cost from £12.50-£15 and are limited. To purchase, contact Marion Papadopoulo at Papworth Hospital Charity on 01480 364237.

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