colourful photo of carol singers wearing Santa hats at a Celebrate A Life service

Celebrate a Life carol services

Join us in celebrating your special star at our carol services outside The Royal Marsden hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea. 

Celebrate A Life carol services

We are delighted to invite you to join us in celebrating your special star at our carol services this year, which will take place outside our hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton. During the Celebrate A Life carol services we will switch on the Christmas tree lights, and come together to enjoy a selection of hymns, prayers, and readings, with performances from local choirs and bands.

Sutton

Tuesday 6 December at 6pm

Join us at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Rd, Sutton SM2 5PT. 

Chelsea

Thursday 8 December at 6pm

Join us at The Royal Marsden Hospital, 203 Fulham Rd, in Chelsea, London SW3 6JJ. If you are attending the Chelsea event, as in previous years, please note there will be no parking available.

 

Carol singers standing in front of the lit up Christmas tree in outside The Royal Marsden hospital in Chelsea London

Watch the carol services online

If you cannot attend the events, you will still be able to be a part of Celebrate a Life, by joining us virtually. Both services will be streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channel. Both recordings will also be available to watch on our website from Friday 9th December. 

To watch the live streamed carol services on Facebook, you do not need to have a Facebook account. If you are asked to sign up you can simply click on 'skip' or 'not now', and you will be taken through to the carol service live streams. If you would like to interact with us by liking or commenting on the live streamed video, you will need to be logged into your Facebook account.

Sutton carol Service

Live on Tuesday 6 December from 6pm.

Watch on youtube here.

Chelsea carol service

Live on Thursday 8 December from 6pm.

Watch on youtube here.

A photo of a lady in a knitted hat looking at a Star on the Christmas Tree

On the night           

Both services take place outside, so if you are joining us on the night, please wrap up warm and bring an umbrella – just in case! Limited seating is available at both carol services with only a few seats available for those who require them. The Charity’s offices, in both Sutton and Chelsea, will also be closed to visitors on the evening of the events, but there will be information stands outside to help you with anything you may need.

Order of Service

An Order of Service listing all your special Celebrate a Life star names will be available at the carol services. You can also download a digital copy of this year's Order of Service below. 

Two members of the band playing brass instruments at the Sutton Celebrate a life service

COVID guidelines

We will be monitoring NHS and Government Guidance regarding COVID regularly to ensure the safety of our patients and staff and attendees. Any updates or changes regarding the carol services will be shared here, so please check this page regularly.

Filming

The events will be live streamed and thereafter the recordings will be made available on our website, on Facebook and on YouTube. By attending, you consent to the use of the images and event recordings you feature in. At the venue, there will be an area designated and clearly signposted as “out of shot” which you should go to if you do not wish your images to be used. Find out more.

We are here to help you

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, to receive email updates from us, you can provide your email address by contacting us on [email protected]

Dedicate your star to someone special

By naming a star this Christmas, you are making a vital difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Filming

The carol service events will be live streamed and thereafter the recordings will be made available on our website, on Facebook and on YouTube. By attending the event, you consent to the use of the images taken and the recording of the event (your images) by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to show the event as set out above and for other fundraising purposes, including but not limited to, advertising, publications, marketing material and in other media that may be made available to the public.  At the venue, there will be an area designated and clearly signposted as “out of shot” which you should go to if you do not wish your images to be used in this way; otherwise by attending, you consent to your images being used as above. Please note this consent is not revocable. 

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