Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Carollers Help Local Charities Despite Weather Problems

In the city of Lincoln, for many residents and visitors alike, nothing is more synonymous of the way in which the city celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ than the generosity shown in the donations they make to the street-strolling, tune-touting, Our Lady's Carollers who make such a positive make collecting money for local charities.
The Carollers were not deterred entirely by the bad weather that caused disruption to many - and even led to the cancellation of the famous Lincoln Christmas Market - and that said had a reasonable year which has been both rewarding and enjoyable for all concerned.

The Carollers raised around £1,400.00 for local charities this year. Some of the charities to receive donations are:
  • Special Families (Cherry Willingham)
  • Marriage Care
Caroller, Giles McNeill said:
"It really is very good fun, putting on a silly costume, and a top hat and going and singing carols and Christmas songs to people. It's also about keeping a tradition going. You can see it on the faces of people, they just brighten up somehow and it makes their Christmas all that little bit more complete.
"Obviously, as a christian organisation we also go caroling to proclaim the good news and salvation of our Lord. It is an important part of reminding people that Christmas is about Christ and not consumerism.

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