On 18 December 2014, 2,300 Age UK supporters were welcomed into the stunning surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral for Age UK's Carol Concert, Love Christmas.
A sell-out crowd was entertained by host Penny Smith and readings by Barbara Windsor, Susanna Reid, Joanna Lumley and Victoria Coren-Mitchell, and uplifting performances by the London Gay Men's Chorus and Russell Watson, world-renowned tenor.
We held the event to raise money to support ouf work on loneliness. This has helped us to fund Call in Time, our national telephone befriending service, and to support some of our local partners to fund a whole range of loneliness-tackling activities, from befriending services to social clubs.
We are grateful to everyone who generously gave their time and support to make this event possible, including staff at St Paul's Cathedral, celebrity supporters and performers, our guests and our sponsors - E.ON, Dignity, Lucrum Group, Rothesay Life, Just Retirement Solutions and Williams Lea.
The Love Christmas Carol Concert raised £151,000 to help combat loneliness.