Follow The Stars

Follow the Stars - Macmillan Carols 2020

Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
raised of £52,000 target
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Together we rose to the COVID challenge and re-created our annual Carol Concert as a film which was watched by over 14,000 people, over 1,000 people donated and we exceeded our fundraising goal by over £10,000!  THANK YOU

The 2020 film is no longer available to view (due to copy right permissions).   However we'd love you to join us this year - go to for details of our very special 25th Anniversary concert in 2021.

To receive details of the 2021 event and a link to tickets as soon as they are available, sign up at the following link

'Follow the Stars' A Celebration of Christmas was a carol concert re-imagined for 2020 by a team of volunteers in Oxford.  It was streamed free to all from its premiere on Friday 11th December at 8pm until 31st December.

Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley and many more of our country's
much loved celebrities, poets and musicians generously gave their time to create an extravaganza of solo performances and choral recitals to give a glittering start to 2020's Christmas festivities and, most importantly, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support so it can continue to help the millions of people in urgent need of their specialist services.

Highlights included favourite carols and spine-tingling solos brought to you from the splendour of Oxford's Christ Church Cathedral.  Intermingled with the exceptional music, our celebrities
performed Christmas readings; funny, poignant, a little unusual and even surprising but all uplifting to bring festive cheer to all.

We know that many cancer patients have had their treatment delayed, cancelled or changed as a result of COVID-19.  Most of us are
unaware that lockdown and the absence of fundraising events in 2020 will result in Macmillan Cancer Support losing an estimated £100 million in revenue. Your support is needed more than ever to provide urgent funding for Macmillan so they can address the uncertainty of delayed cancer services and prevent a serious spike in cancer deaths.

Contribute to our fundraising today and help Macmillan Cancer
Support deliver the vital services people living with cancer so urgently need.  100% of your contribution will, thanks to the generosity of the celebrities and the expertise of the volunteer team who created this event, immediately go to Macmillan and help address the serious spike in cancer deaths predicted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our goal, £52,000, was to pay for a Macmillan Nurse for one
year. Your generosity has been overwhelming and we are proud that we have not only hit our target but that your wonderful contributions continue to come in and we are able to fund even more of Macmillan's vital services.

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