The Salvation Army’s Norwich Citadel Band will take to the stage on Sunday 7 December with their popular Christmas concert in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. A collection will be held following the concert and there will be Alzheimer’s Research UK Christmas cards available to buy – with all donations going to the charity.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, specialising in finding preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia.
The carol concert includes music from the Norwich Citadel Band and Youth Choir. This year the event will be marking the 100-year anniversary of the start of the First World War.
The concert begins at 6pm and takes place at the Salvation Army Norwich Citadel, 34 Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1LL. Entry is free and there is pay and display parking available at St Giles car park, opposite the venue.
Michael Whybrow, Secretary at Norwich Citadel Band, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK through our carol concert. The event is always popular in the community and is a lovely way to start the festive season.
“We select our chosen charity for our Christmas concert very carefully and there was unanimous agreement from our members that Alzheimer’s Research UK should benefit from this year’s event.”
Jodie Vaughan, Community Fundraising Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen as the charity to benefit from the Salvation Army Norwich Citadel Band’s Christmas concert. We are really excited about attending the event and look forward to seeing as many people there as possible.
“There are over 830,000 people across the UK living with dementia today, including nearly 14,000 in Norfolk. Despite this, dementia research is desperately underfunded compared to other serious diseases. We rely on public donations to fund our world-class research and it’s thanks to the support from events like this that we’re able to continue our crucial work.”