A student at King’s Ely has performed at the NSPCC London ‘Carols by Candlelight’ in Christ Church Spitalfields, alongside the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

The annual service raises money for the NSPCC and Childline service, and this year supported their ‘Call for Help’ Appeal. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the charity to help lonely children have a happier Christmas.

Festive goers were this year joined by HRH The Countess of Wessex, as well as current star of ITV’s drama series, ‘Grantchester’, James Norton, member of the House of Lords Baroness Benjamin OBE, and critically acclaimed actor and former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston.

Libby Chessor, a Member of Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, sang the solo first verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, and later presented flowers to the HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex, seen here in the photo.

Sarah MacDonald, director of Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, commented, It is a great honour for us to perform alongside such eminent people, and especially given that it is for such a good cause. Libby sang absolutely beautifully, and I was very proud of her”.

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