Police and hospital choirs team up for charity Christmas song

Katherine Johnston (18 December, 2020)

Watch the video here in aid of Care of Police Survivors and World Child Cancer

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The Met and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trusts’ workforce choirs have joined together to create a fundraising version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Shared across social media last Friday, (December 11) the track aims to spread some Christmas cheer and raise funds for two great causes.

Donations will be shared between Care of Police Survivors, which supports the families of officers who died in the line of duty, and World Child Cancer.

The choirs recorded the song virtually after a planned get together in November was cancelled due to the second wave of the virus.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “I am delighted to support the partnership between the Metropolitan Police Choir and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, two outstanding choirs.

“I am immensely proud of what they have collectively achieved in the face of the pandemic, bringing us all some much needed festive cheer.”

 

Richard Fox, the Met Police Choir’s musical director, said: “We are so honoured to work with our friends at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust on this exciting Christmas project in a year where police and the NHS have had to work together like never before.

“One of the great things we’re usually able to do as a choir is to support and fundraise for many different charities throughout the year, and we hope our efforts this Christmas can help raise awareness of our two chosen charities, including COPS which supports members of the police families who have very sadly died in the line of duty.

“The song we selected has long been a Christmas favourite and seems even more poignant this year with lyrics that talk about ‘faithful friends’ and being together ‘if the fates allow.’

“Of course this festive period will be very different for all of us, but projects such as these keep the choir’s passion alive and deliver some much needed cheer to our colleagues, fellow Londoners and beyond.

“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together.”

Donate online at www.ukcops.org or www.worldchildcancer.org

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