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Early Christmas present for Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Nottingham Hospitals Charity has been chosen as one of two Charities to benefit from a new Christmas event taking place in Nottingham. The ‘Great Christmas Show’ will take place on November 28th and 29th and December 5th and 6th at Wollaton Hall.

50 schools will compete in the Christmas extravaganza as part of a wonderful carol singing competition to help raise money for children’s cancer all of which will go to two fantastic charities; Rainbows, a hospice for children and young people, and Nottingham Hospitals Charity, who supports the work that takes place at Nottingham University Hospitals’, Queen’s Medical Centre, City Hospital and Ropewalk House campuses. There will also be a great selection of prizes for the winning choir.

All the schools will be performing their chosen Christmas Carol or Christmas song in front of a panel, to be announced at a later date. The competition is open for all ages throughout primary school right up to the older secondary school students.

Acting Fundraising Manager, Nick Lawford said: “We’re delighted to be chosen as the charity partner for the Great Christmas Show alongside Rainbows which is another very worthy cause. We do a lot to try and make a hospital stay a bit more comfortable for children with cancer and this will help us to do more.  It sounds like it’s going to be an unmissable event and definitely one for children and adults alike.”

X Factor winner, Sam Bailey, who is a big supporter of the spectacular two weekend festival of all things Christmas and musical, will be releasing a video to all the schools taking part to thank them for their efforts.

This magical Christmas experience will see a host of food and drink stands around the grounds with additional masterclasses in gift wrapping, handmade Christmas gifts and celebrity bakers showing you how to bake the perfect seasonal cakes. You can’t have a Christmas event without Santa, of course! The big man himself will be attending both weekends of The Great Christmas Show.

Andy Whyles, project director: “We are extremely delighted to have Nottingham Hospitals Charity as one of our two chosen charities. After speaking to many charities, we thought that the support that the Nottingham Hospitals Charity offers to children with cancer is incredible and we couldn’t wait to support them and do all we can to help the children in their time of need”

So make sure you are down at Wollaton Hall on the 28th and 29th November or the 5th and 6th of December to enjoy all this wonderful event. For more information be sure to check out our website on or follow us on Twitter @GreatFoodDrink. Tickets for the event are £2 for children and £5 for adults with under 5’s going in free of charge.

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