The pair will be taking part in Carols by Candlelight, a festive evening of poetry, prose, music and traditional carols. Martin, who is patron of the children’s hospice charity and Jasper, a long-standing supporter, will be among the celebrity readers. There will also be performances by The Rock Choir. Guests are invited to stay on after the concert and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.
Tickets cost £15 with under-12s free and are available online at Juliashouse.org/carols or by calling the fundraising office on 01202 644220. Carols By Candlelight will be raising funds to support families with life-limited children across Dorset and Wiltshire. Organiser Jacqui Greenhaf of Julia’s House said: “Christmas is a really busy time for families. Imagine how much harder it is to find the time to do your shopping, wrap presents or decorate the tree when you are providing round-the-clock care for a really poorly child. “Carols by Candlelight promises to be a very special evening – but it will be made all the more magical knowing that every ticket sold will help us provide a desperately needed break for a family.”
Julia’s House is a hospice charity dedicated to children with life-limiting conditions. The majority of the children that it cares for are unlikely to live into adulthood. It provides life-changing support through regular respite care, both in its Corfe Mullen-based hospice and in families’ own homes throughout Dorset and south Wiltshire. Julia’s House also organises social activities and provides support for parents and siblings. It looks after the whole family, not just the sick child. Julia’s House is to build a £3.5 million hospice in Devizes, Wiltshire. It will enable the charity to provide families with access to both hospice and home-based care throughout the county. For more information please phone 01202 644220 or visit www.juliashouse.org