Christmas got underway at the GroceryAid Carol Concert on Wednesday 11th December held at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea. The traditional carol concert was attended by 300 people, raising £65,000 to provide support for grocery colleagues in need this festive season.
In keeping with tradition, guests were entertained by a professional choir and heard readings from industry leaders; Sally Abbott, Managing Director, Weetabix, Rob Harris, Vice President Sales, Coca-Cola European Partners, and Ashwin Prasad, Commercial Director – Packaged Foods, Tesco.
Prior to the concert, Newton hosted a VIP drinks reception attended by industry leaders. Also new for 2019, guests enjoyed performances from a children’s choir and a festive, light-humoured reading from Poldark actor, Luke Norris.
Rob Harris, Vice President Sales, Coca-Cola European Partners commented, “At this special time of year it’s important to come together as an industry and support those who are most in need. At Coca-Cola, we’re proud to be involved with this wonderful Christmas event and the many other GroceryAid initiatives that provide help to people and families all year round.”
Following the Carol Concert, a champagne and canapé reception was held at the nearby Chelsea Gardener for guests to catch up with industry colleagues and celebrate the amount raised to provide emotional, practical and financial support to colleagues in crisis.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at GroceryAid!