This year’s concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Christmas Carols with Blood Cancer UK, has been cancelled.
This has been an incredibly difficult decision, not least because the event has been an important part of our work for decades and over the years has provided countless magical moments.
The need for social distancing combined with the fact that many of our community are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, has led us to conclude that going ahead would not be the right decision for both our community and the Charity.
We’d like to express our sincere thanks to the Royal Albert Hall, who have been unwavering in their support of the concert and its fundraising endeavours and, of course our long-standing friends and event partner, TV Times, who have supported the show since its inception.
If you have already bought a ticket to the concert, this will be automatically refunded to you by the Royal Albert Hall.
Christmas Carols with Blood Cancer UK, is sadly one of the many fundraising events both big and small, that we have had to cancel or postpone as a result of the coronavirus. Despite making every effort to reduce our costs, including significant redundancies at the charity, all these cancelled events mean we now expect to have £1.8 million less to spend on research this year than we had planned.
So please, if your circumstances allow, please could you support us at this time and consider donating the contribution you would have made to attend this year’s Christmas Carols instead directly to the charity?
Every donation we receive will help us to close the gap on that £1.8 million shortfall and will mean that we can continue more of our vital research.