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VIDEO: Place2Be Virtual Carol Concert – Dec 4, 2020

Advent 1955 by John Betjeman

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 4, 2020

Damian recites ‘Advent 1955’ at Place2Be’s 2020 virtual Carol Concert that was live-streamed from St. Marylebone Parish Church on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. BST.  Please donate to Place2Be here by clicking the yellow donate button in the upper right-hand corner. Then, once prompted, type ‘Carol Concert’ in the ‘Reason for Donation’ section. View photos of the event in our Gallery here.

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Charlie Waller Trust Virtual Carol Service – Nov 21, 2020

Charlie Waller Trust: Mental Health Services

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020

Join in for the first ever Charlie Waller Trust Virtual Carol Service, with readings from Damian Lewis, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Jenna Coleman, Chris Tarrant, Suki Waterhouse and more, with wonderful music from Vox Cordis and the Bradfield College and Elstree School choirs. The event will be live-streamed on their YouTube channel on Monday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. BST, 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, and 11:00 a.m. PST. Book your ticket now, here.

Tickets cost £25 per household and you will be sent details of how to tune in to the service as well as the downloadable Order of Service ahead of the event.

The Charlie Waller community includes renowned authorities on adolescent psychology, childhood anxiety and depression. For more information, please visit their website here.

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Place2Be Virtual Christmas Carol Concert – Nov 21, 2020

Place2Be: Children’s Mental Health Services

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020

UPDATE: View photos of the event in our Gallery here

Join in for Place2Be’s 2020 virtual Christmas Carol Concert. This special event promises to be the highlight of your festive calendar. To keep everyone safe, their annual Carol Concert will be live-streamed from St. Marylebone Parish Church on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. BST, 1:30 p.m. EST, 12:30 p.m. CST, and 10:30 a.m. PST. Cozy up at home with your nearest and dearest and tune in via a secure microsite to raise vital funds for children’s mental health services this Christmas. They have a host of amazing familiar faces joining the event to present and perform festive readings: Damian Lewis, Keira Knightley, Sophie Dahl, Ben Miller, Nina Sosanya, Rhys Stephenson, Joe Stilgoe and more. Book your ticket now, here.

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Carols by Candlelight For A Crucial Cause – Nov 21, 2020

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020

View photos of Damian’s reading in our Gallery here

Dame Judi Dench and Damian Lewis star alongside the Winchester College Chapel Choir in the 18th edition of Carols by Candlelight. The annual concert – which has gone virtual this year – raises money for The Alice Martineau Appeal for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, organized by Alice’s brother Luke. This wonderful, pre-recorded virtual carol service was filmed at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and at Abbey Road Studios and is being streamed online via YouTube on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. BST, 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, and 11:00 a.m. PST.  The event will feature celebrity messages and readings alongside songs from the choir. Buy tickets here for £10. Additional appearances by Jenny Agutter, Pat Allerton AKA the ‘Portable Priest’, Jane Asher and David Haig.

For more information, please visit Cystic Fibrosis UK
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PRWeek UK Awards Winners 2020: FeedNHS – Oct 28, 2020

Best Proactive Communications During the Coronavirus Crisis

by PRWeek UK Staff | PR Week | October 28, 2020

Nominated: Best Ethical or Good Cause Initiative During the Coronavirus Crisis
Nominated and Won: Best Proactive Communications During the Coronavirus Crisis

Judge’s comment:
Brilliant campaign, well executed with passion.

And the winner is, FeedNHS! This campaign aimed to raise £1m to get hot, healthy meals to frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis, as many struggled to get them amid lockdown closures. It was set up by Leon Restaurants co-founder and chief executive John Vincent, actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory, and actor and comedian Matt Lucas.

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