Carol concert cash for charity

A civic carol concert hosted by Cllr Richard Freeman, the Chair of Uttlesford District Council, has raised hundreds of pounds for a local sight loss charity.

Civic Carol Concert cheque

About 100 people attended the event at Thaxted Parish Church on 5 December and they enjoyed singing along to some festive carol favourites.

Almost £900 was raised from a retiring collection and other donations which will go towards Cllr Freeman's chosen charity for 2019-20, Support 4 Sight.

Cllr Freeman said: "Vision is the most vital of our senses and its impairment is a serious loss for any of us. Support 4 Sight is a charity dedicated to helping those with limited sight, and provides a truly invaluable service and facility for so many people.

"So I am very grateful that our civic carol service raised nearly £900. It is a privilege to be able to support Support 4 Sight and its good work."

Gary Hyams, Chief Executive Officer at Support 4 Sight, said: "This kind donation enables us to provide essential support services to blind and partially sighted people in Uttlesford including home visits and coffee mornings."

For more information about the charity and its work, visit

17 December 2019