It was a dark and stormy night…
For many years now, a group of carol singers have been delighting the residents of Montpelier, singing every Christmas to raise money for The Harbour. This year was no different, with the group adapting to social distancing measures to ensure that they could still go out and sing. Luckily the forecasted storms held off, with the rain stopping just as the group were warming up.
It was a wonderful, inspiring evening, with a fantastic response from those who heard us.
It was a smaller group than normal to keep Covid-safe, meaning that the group, distanced as apart as they were, had to sing up in order to be heard. Despite all this, the group had a lot of fun, with one member saying it was the best thing about their Christmas! It also elicited a fantastic response from local residents, raising £280, all of which will go to helping The Harbour continue supporting people facing death, dying and bereavement.
The organiser said of the event that it was a “wonderful, inspiring evening”, elaborating that “especially in Covid, singing and raising money for the Harbour’s work, and at Christmas time, seemed to raise everyone’s spirits and make us all feel a bit better.” As we continue to raise our profile in Bristol, and continue being there for people when it is most needed, it is events like this within the community that make such a difference. A huge thank you to all involved.