The much-loved and festive Christmas with the Stars returned once again to the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, 11 December 2012.
Christmas with the Stars
Stars from popular TV shows including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Holby City and Eastenders returned to the stunning Royal Albert Hall for the 27th year supporting Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at the much loved Christmas with the Stars on Tuesday 11th December 2012.
Once again, Frank Renton and Ken Lomas produced a fantastic show. In a new twist, the show included excerpts from A Christmas Carol, a 50th anniversary salute to James Bond, an orchestral tribute to The Beatles and finally a celebration of The London 2012 Olympics and the torch bearers who walked in Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s name.
The audience embraced the festive spirit of the night and enjoyed the fantastic sounds of the Frank Renton Band, the trumpets of the Cold Stream Guards, the vocals of the 300 strong Sydenham School Choir and they had the chance to join in with some classic Christmas Carols at the iconic venue.
It was a truly magical evening for all in attendance, thank you to everyone who came, sang along and supported Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
This year is the 28th Anniversary of Christmas with the Stars and we hope to see you there, the date will be announced soon!
Event detailsDate: Tuesday, 11 December 2012Time: Starts at 7:30 pmLocation:
The Royal Albert Hall,
We were delighted to have the vocal talents of the Sydenham High School Choir joining us once again for Christmas with the Stars this year. The 300 strong choir, our biggest yet, was made up of pupils, staff, parents and friends of the school.
It’s been a year of celebration for the School, they have celebrated their 125th anniversary and as part of the celebrations chose to raise money for 3 charities. Their biggest fundraiser was breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people eating breakfast at the same time, outside and in the rain!
The highlight of the outdoor event was the launch of a balloon race. All expectations were exceeded and the girls sold around 3,600 balloons meaning this event alone raised over £9,000. The balloon that travelled the farthest was found 125 miles away in Norfolk.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research were incredibly honoured to have been presented with a £10,000 donation from the School.
Head Teacher, Kathryn Pullen said ‘this wonderful occasion is now a traditional part of the school’s Christmas celebrations and this year was even more special, school charity reps Aysha Waheed and Paula Torren were able to join me on stage to present a cheque for £10,000 to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’.
The cheque was accepted by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s Chief Executive, Cathy Gilman, who thanked the school and the girls for their outstanding fundraising efforts.
We offer our special thanks to Sydenham High School for their continued support at Christmas with the Stars. Their achievements this year have been truly inspirational and the money they have raised will be a vital contribution to our research into beating blood cancers.