Carol singers have raised over £2,000 for the Friends’ fund, which will buy amenities for patients throughout the hospital.
The Friends of the Royal Free Hospital and the Camden Choir held a Christmas Carol concert in Hampstead Parish Church on Wednesday, 17 December.
The service consisted of traditional Christmas songs which saw the whole congregation singing along. Nicky Begent, chairman of the Friends, said: “We all had a wonderful evening, thanks to everybody who took part and donated.”
Budgens of Belsize Park kindly donated wine and mince pies for the occasion.
Notes to editors
1) For further information contact: Aysha Shah, communications assistant, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, 020 7317 7590, firstname.lastname@example.org
2) The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust is renowned for its specialist services including liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, renal, AIDS/HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, paediatric gastroenterology, ENT surgery and audiological medicine, amyloidosis and scleroderma. We run a major accident and emergency service, all branches of surgery and medicine, a renal service serving the whole of north London, paediatrics, maternity services, care of elderly people, an adolescent psychiatric service and one of two high security infectious diseases units in the country. We are a leading haematology centre and a major neuroscience base with a network extending throughout north London and into the Home Counties. We have associated internationally recognised research and training programmes. For more information visit www.royalfree.nhs.uk
We are a member of the academic health science partnership UCL Partners. The Royal Free was the only teaching hospital in London to be rated excellent for services and excellent for use of resources in the 2008 Healthcare Commission annual health check.