On 8th December, we organised Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope’s second Carol Service to celebrate our work with child amputees, thank our supporters and raise vital funds. Almost 700 supporters joined us on the night and filled St Margeret’s Church, coming together to support child amputees. Today, we are delighted to report that it was a huge success!
There were many wonderful moments: the moment the lights were dimmed and the Church was lit by the candles in everyone’s hands and Pollyanna Hope’s voice filled the Church with the first words of “Once in royal David’s city”; when readers Jeremy Vine and Roland Rudd read beautiful passages from “A Child’s Chirstmas in Wales” and “Wind in the Willows”, before our other readers masterfully delivered scriputral readings; every moment the choir’s voices filled the Church and the organ sounded, and the whole congretations poured their hearts into Good King Wenceslas and O come, all ye faithful.
We hope that those beautiful moments will stay with you for a long time after you have left St Margaret’s Church and will keep bringing you joy throughout this festive season.
As Hugh Monro, Christopher Hope and Victoria Panton Bacon said in their Address, it has been an incredible five years for ELoH and we have changed more lives than we dared to imagine when we began this journey. This is due to you and your support – and we couldn’t be more grateful! Thanks to you, we have raised an incredible £9,400 on the night and through ticket donations. This is life-changing money that will go a long way in helping to change child amputees’ lives in India, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thank you!!
Chris and Victoria also told you about Noah who is one of our success stories. He is a brilliant little boy who now has a chance in life thanks to the support ELoH was able to provide due to the generisoty of our supporters – amazing people like you! He is receiving vital medical care, going to school and leading a happy life. To watch a short video of him on his prosthetic leg, click here – it is amazing to watch; this is why we do what we do!
But there are many more children like Noah, and they need our long-term support. That’s why we have launched our first ever Christmas Appeal at the Carol Service, asking our supporters to set up a regular donation. If you are reading this and would like to contribute, please do! We would love to crack the £10,000 ceiling and you can help us get there by supporting our Christmas Appeal.
For as little as £10 per month you can make a real difference for child amputees in some of the poorest parts of the world. It’s an absolutely wonderful Christmas gift and it will have a lasting impact.
If you have already given, thank you so much! Your support lets us tell more happy stories like that of Noah. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider doing so – just follow this link.
We hope the warmth and happiness of the Carol Service will stay with you for a long time. You, our supporters, have helped us make this Carol Service a huge success. Special thank yous also go to our readers, Jeremy Vine, Roland Rudd, John Bercow MP, Lord Bates, Simon Eccles and Lord Saatchi; the team at St Margeret’s; our volunteers; Hughie, Chris and Victoria for the Address; our sponsor PLMR; Emilie and Isabelle from the ELoH Team; and our wonderful trustees and patrons who have made this possible.
Thank you all again and have a wonderful festive season!
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