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Stars shine for Age UK

Published on 03 December 2010 12:00 PM

Sheila Hancock, June Whitfield and Penny Smith gather for a star-studded Christmas concert to raise funds for Age UK.

A host of celebrities including Sheila Hancock, June Whitfield and Penny Smith will be adding some extra sparkle to Age UK's A Star For Christmas carol concert, which takes place at St Pancras Church, London, at 6.30pm on Thursday 9th December

Tickets have now gone on sale for the festive celebration, which includes celebrity readings, show-stopping choirs, and timeless carols, as well as the opportunity for guests to mingle with the event's star performers afterwards with wine and mince pies.

A Star for Christmas is supported by the Age UK ‘Stage for Age' committee: the Charity's celebrity fundraising arm. The evening is one of the events taking place as part of Age UK's Spread The Warmth campaign, which aims to help people in later life stay warmer this winter. Funds raised through the event will help ensure that Age UK can continue to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people in later life who are dreading the cold weather this winter.

The event's compère, Penny Smith, said: 'A Star For Christmas is the start of Christmas for me. Seeing the scrumptious church lit up with candles and decorations, I can't help feeling Christmassy. Taking part in A Star for Christmas is the most gorgeous way to kick-start the festive season while helping older people at a time when many need it the most.'

Tickets are on sale now and are priced at £20.00 each with discounted tickets available for children and the over-60s priced at £10.00. To book tickets, please call 0207 239 1922 or email Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event.

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Notes to Editors

  1. For more information please contact Lizzie Webster, Age UK Media Team, on 020 8765 7516 or e-mail 
  2. Age UK works in partnership with Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI. For media enquiries relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland please contact the appropriate national office: Age Scotland on 0131 668 8055, Age Cymru on 029 2043 1562 and Age NI on 028 9024 5729.
  3. Age UK is inspired by the belief that it can improve the lives of people in later life. It celebrates ageing and believes it presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges at home and abroad. Age UK will challenge ageist prejudice in society, provide services that address market failures and support the public and private sectors to design age-friendly products and services. It will support people to remain in their own homes through campaigning and practical services and its Information and Advice service will offer millions of people support on a range of issues from claiming benefits to staying fit and healthy. Age UK will fund biomedical research that helps tackle the ill health and poor quality of life that are too common as people age. Working with over 350 partners across the country, Age UK helps influence local decisions and delivers the most appropriate services. Its network of over 475 shops will act as a focal point for the local community, providing information and help with local services. Age UK works across the globe as well as in the UK, with its international partner, Help Age International, championing older people's rights and needs and as an active member of the DEC.

Media contact: Lizzie Webster
Tel: 020 8765 7516
Out-of-hours: 07071 243 243

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