O’ Little Town of Bristol – Jessie May needs your voices!

Jessie May, the Bristol-based children’s hospice at home charity, is appealing for local musical talent to volunteer their voices over the Christmas season.

The charity, who’s nurses provide vital respite care and emotional support to local families with a terminally ill child across the South West, is looking for choirs, singing groups and bands who can offer their time and talent to perform throughout December at Clifton Down Shopping Centre.

While the live festive music is enjoyed by visitors of the shopping centre, any money raised through bucket collections will go towards funding the charity’s nurses, who’s support to families over the Christmas period is vital.

Chris Roys, CEO at Jessie May, said: “Christmas is fast-approaching and we’re now looking to get everyone into the festive spirit and fill the shopping centre with music!

“We’re on the search for choirs and other musical groups to fill a slot – or slots – and perform in the shopping centre to help raise money for Jessie May. We know the run-up to Christmas can be a hectic time, so we hope the addition of some lovely voices in the shopping centre will make a merry mood, and also inspire people to donate.  Christmas is one of the most important times for our families, where extra support is often required to help to relieve the ongoing stresses of present-wrapping, food shopping and holiday festivities that the festive season brings, alongside the day-to-day care of their children.  So, if you can lend your voice, even just for a couple of hours, please get in touch with the Jessie May Fundraising Team so we can book you in. We’re so looking forward to celebrating Christmas at Clifton Down with all our supporters – let the countdown begin!”

Charlotte Jarrett, Centre Manager of Clifton Down Shopping Centre, said: “Over the years we have seen so much amazing local talent bring a feeling of warmth and festivity to our visitors. We are looking forward to hosting yet another incredible mix for 2019, so please do join us and celebrate both the Christmas season and our ongoing partnership with Jessie May.”

Slots are available between Saturday 30th November and Friday 20th December.

If your choir, band or singing group is able to perform at Clifton Down Shopping Centre in support of Jessie May please contact the Fundraising Team on 0117 9582174 or email fundraising@jessiemay.org.uk

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