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Duchess of Cornwall to attend Christmas carol concert

The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Maggie’s Christmas Carol Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Tuesday.

The Duchess of Cornwall picture here in July 2013 visiting Maggies's Cancer Centre in Swansea.

The Duchess of Cornwall picture here in July 2013 visiting Maggies’s Cancer Centre in Swansea.

Before attending the concert on Tuesday evening, The Duchess will meet with Centre users and supporters of the charity at a reception.

After visiting the Maggie’s Edinburgh in July 2008, Camilla became President of Maggie’s later that year in November.

The concert on Tuesday evening will give those in attendance the chance to listen St Paul’s Cathedral Consort alongside festive performances from mezzo-soprano Laura Wright, tenor Toby Spence, the Manning Camerata Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Dame Ann Murray.

Seasonal readings will be presented by broadcaster and author Jeremy Paxman, actors Dominic West and Simon Callow, actresses Gwendoline Christie and Cherie Lunghi and Maggie’s Patron, TV presenter and actress Janet Ellis.

Camilla has visited a number of Maggie’s centres and has sought to increase awareness of the irreplaceable support Maggie’s provides.

The Duchess “is passionate about Maggie’s work and has shown her commitment to the charity by visiting many of the Maggie’s Centres across England, Wales and Scotland, and hosting several events in support of Maggie’s. As Maggie’s President, Her Royal Highness has made a huge difference to Maggie’s and has brought great joy to many of the people who use their Centres across the country,” Maggie’s commented.

Maggie’s offers free hands-on, emotional and social support to people with cancer as well as their family and friends.

The first Maggie’s Centre opened in 1996 in Edinburgh. In 2014 Maggie’s celebrated its 18th year. Presently, there are 18 centres across the UK, with more planned for the future. For more information visit: Maggie’s Centres

Photo Credit: Maggie’s Centres

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