Age UK Christmas Carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral, comm by Eleanor Harding

Tuesday was a soulful evening if ever there was one, at the LOVE Christmas Celebrity Carol Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral raising vital funds for charity Age UK.

I felt honoured to hear Russel Watson and Laura Wright sing so beautifully, and the gifted Caroline Catz, Gina McKee, Len Goodman, Penny Smith, Penelope Wilton and Jo Wood read. I now want my boys to join a choir too.

Penny Smith at Age UK’s Love Christmas carol concert


In the breathtaking St Paul’s, there was nowhere more moving to experience a carol concert.

Age UK Christmas Carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral, comm by Eleanor Harding

One of the most famous landmarks in London, its dome has has dominated the skyline for over 300 years and was where Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed.

Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604

The concert fed mine and my actress friend Kelly Juvilee‘s souls.

Honest Mum and Kelly Juvilee


About Age UK

A vital charity for the elderly, they offer a free national advice line and local advice which helps hundreds of thousands of people every year. From exercise classes to mobility aids, their products and services help make lives easier and safer. They also run befriending services, pairing an older person with a befriender to help provide companionship.

Age UK ambassador Len Goodman, said: ‘Age UK’s Love Christmas carol concert is a fantastic event. I loved seeing so many people join in to celebrate a wonderful time of year and help support Age UK at the same time. Loneliness is such a devastating experience and Age UK is doing everything it can to help combat this huge problem. With the money raised they will be able to continue providing much-needed support for older people facing later life alone.’

Age UK is encouraging people to support its winter campaign No one should have no one to turn to and to donate to help ensure that the Charity’s essential services, including the Advice Line, can continue to be there for older people and their families and friends. For more information or to donate, visit

Anyone who needs support or is worried about an older relative or friend can get in touch by calling Age UK Advice free of charge on 0800 169 6565, visiting or contacting their local Age UK to see what support is available locally.

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Photos bar the one of Kelly and I by Jon Bradley.



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