Nearly 700 people packed out Canterbury Cathedral for Demelza’s annual carol concert on Thursday December 6th.
The traditional carol concert included singing from the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral directed by Dr David Flood.
There were also readings from Heart DJ Neil Kefford, Ben Mundy from Radio 1 Newsbeat, Demelza’s Head of Psychosocial Support Services Willis Atherley James and Demelza Founder President Derek Phillips.
Alec Martin, who uses Demelza’s hospice in Sittingbourne, read the Twas the Night Before Christmas with his brother Rick and the family lit the Christmas candle.
There was also singing from the Demelza Choir and children from Year 2 at Herne C E Infant School as well as a flute and harp duet.
Demelza’s Partnerships Events Executive Clare Emmett said: “Thank you so much to everyone who attended our carol concert, it was certainly a magical start to the festive season. Having the Martin family join us also reminded us that we were all there not only to have a lovely night but to raise money to make Christmas a bit more special for families like theirs.”