Our special Signing for Syrians Carol Concert, which raises money for Syria’s most vulnerable, is back this year following the pandemic.  

The event, on 1 December, will see a range of carols, readings and performances by special guests at St Margaret’s Church in Westminster, London. Previous concerts have welcomed the likes of Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE, Simon Callow, Dame Joanna Lumley, Harry Enfield and Fiona Shaw.  

Tickets will also be available for an exclusive drinks and canape reception, to be held after the concert at Church House. This will include a special guest performance, an auction and a Christmas raffle. 

Any money raised will go to support Syrian refugees through Hand’s Up funded projects. There are 14.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria with 90% of the population living in poverty and 2 million living in informal settlements or camps.  

“During Covid-19, we really missed being able to come together and do something positive through the power of music at our magical, flagship Carol Concert. I am so happy to say it is back this year, and we plan for it to be bigger and brighter than ever. 

“Through the wider Singing for Syrians campaign we are hoping to raise over £120,000, which will help fund health and education programmes that are supporting livelihoods of Syrian doctors and teachers as well as vital services to their local communities. 

“Don’t miss this special event – come along, bring your friends, and kick off your festive season in style while helping us raise vital funds to support Syrian refugees.”  

Rose Essam, CEO of Hands Up Foundation

The Singing for Syrians Carol Concert will take place on Thursday 1 December at St Margaret’s Church in Westminster. Tickets will be available to purchase later in September. We are also urging community groups to participate and help us raise funds. For more information please visit: www.singingforsyrians.com or email us at [email protected]