Exmouth’s Carols on the Quay raises £866 for Christian Aid

PUBLISHED: 09:48 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:48 14 December 2017

Carols on the Quay drew hundreds of people to Exmouth Marina. Picture: Contributed.

Carols on the Quay drew hundreds of people to Exmouth Marina. Picture: Contributed.

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This year’s Carols on the Quay – the annual candle-lit service at Exmouth Marina – raised £433 for Christian Aid.

This figure will be doubled by UK Aid Match to make £866 in total.

The event – on Sunday, December 10 – drew hundreds of people, and has been described as having a ‘fantastic atmosphere’.

And it’s hoped that next year’s event will be even bigger.

The evening saw performances from Woodbury Community Choir, Exmouth Bell Ringers, Exmouth Carollers and The Exmouth Shanty Men, along with community carol singing accompanied by Exmouth Town Concert Band.

Derek Brooks, event organiser, said: “I want to thank the musicians and singers for giving their time, the Point Bar and Grill for giving us the space and the stage outside their restaurant, the local council for providing the publicity and Eagle One who sponsored the event. Next year, we hope to make it better and bigger to raise even more funds for this worthwhile cause.”

Jill Stone, Christian Aid’s regional coordinator for Devon, said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere. It was a real community event, with people all pulling together to make a difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

“A big thank you to everyone who took part. The UK Aid Match contribution means that the evening will have twice the impact – a fantastic Christmas present from Exmouth.”

The event supported Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal ‘Enough for Everyone’, which is urging consumers to waste less festive food, save money and give to the appeal, after a poll revealed that 44 per cent of South West shoppers admitted overspending on food at Christmas.

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