Come together while apart this December with Quintessentially Foundation’s virtual Christmas carol concert - The Fayre of St. James’s

24 November 2020

Quintessentially Foundation has announced tickets are now available to purchase for its annual The Fayre of St. James’s Christmas carol concert this year on Tuesday 1st December. Now in its ninth year, the first-ever virtual edition of the Fayre, will be in aid of two incredibly deserving charities: The Childhood Trust and The Felix Project.

The Childhood Trust is London’s child poverty charity, supporting the 700,000 children who are living in poverty in London and The Felix Project help feed local communities in London by rescuing surplus food from the food industry and delivering it to over 600 frontline charities and schools. Quintessentially Foundation hopes to raise more than £250,000 for these two incredible, life-saving charities.

Usually held in the enchanted setting of St James’s Church Piccadilly, The Fayre of St James’s 2020 will be a memorable virtual Christmas carol concert. The event will be hosted by the wonderful Stephen Fry with readings and festive performances from the incredible James Bay, James Blunt, Cressida Bonas, Sol Campbell, Simon Cowell, Craig David, Poppy Delevingne, Rupert Everett, James May, Katie Mellua, Emeli Sandé, Ian Somerhalder, and Phoebe Waller Bridge, as well as other surprise guests on the night. Held during lockdown, the Fayre will be a magical occasion for families and friends to reunite virtually, marking the start of the festive season as they watch together.

2020 has been a year unlike any other, highlighting the importance of time with loved ones and also supporting those less fortunate. Tickets to attend the virtual carol concert are only £30 each. Held on ‘Giving Tuesday’, a global day of giving, all of the proceeds raised from ticket sales and the online auction, will be split between The Childhood Trust and The Felix Project. Both respected charities are needed more than ever to support fellow Londoners during the COVID-19 outbreak, which will become especially important in the difficult winter ahead. One £30 ticket donation will buy more than 180 meals for The Felix Project or help to support The Childhood Trust’s vital local projects which benefit London’s most disadvantaged children.

View last year’s highlights.

The £30 tickets are available to purchase here.

The Felix Project
The Felix Project is London's leading food redistribution charity. We rescue surplus food and deliver it, free of charge, direct to local charities and schools serving people in need. If Felix did not rescue this food, it would be thrown away and wasted. Our food helps children and families, people on low incomes, people who have lost their jobs, the homeless, refugees, domestic abuse survivors, the elderly, and keyworkers. The Felix Project was founded in 2016 in memory of Felix Byam Shaw, by his father, entrepreneur Justin Byam Shaw. Our vision is a London where no one goes hungry and good food is never wasted. This year, we will deliver enough food for 20 million meals.

The Childhood Trust
The Childhood Trust is London’s child poverty charity, targeting the 700,000 children who are living in poverty in London. The projects we fund help children and young people to overcome the disadvantages caused by poverty such as hunger, homelessness, stress, loneliness and anxiety.  We support children in every borough of London, engaging the most disadvantaged children in the poorest communities. Since 2013 our matched fundraising campaigns have raised £18.6m for 565 projects, supporting over 250,000 disadvantaged children in London


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