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Carols by Candlelight

The stunning Wren Chapel of The Royal Hospital Chelsea was the setting for Carols from Chelsea – The Institute of Cancer Research’s flagship annual social and fundraising event. 

Now into its 13th year, Carols from Chelsea featured a variety of superb musical talent – including the renowned Royal Hospital Choir, the baritone Peter Sidhom and the BBC Young Choristers of the Year. 

Readings from actors Dominic West, Charles Dance and Patricia Hodge, and broadcaster Alice Beer, were heard by more than 400 guests in the beautiful Chapel, built between 1681 and 1687. 

After the service, guests were treated to a fabulous Laurent Perrier reception in the Great Hall, donated by the Champagne House. 

The event aims to raise £100,000 for the ICR’s cutting-edge research. 

Charlotte Orrell-Jones, Head of Events at the ICR, said: “Thank you to all the guests of this year’s Carols from Chelsea, and to everyone who made the event a success –in particular to the committee for their hard work in creating another successful evening. The money we raised will go directly to helping us to achieve our mission of making the discoveries that defeat cancer.”


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