DONCASTER people are being invited to celebrate the NHS at a special hour-long Christmas Carol Service at Doncaster Minster.
The service, which starts at 5pm on Thursday 15 December, 2016, is for everyone whose life has been touched by the NHS and includes readings by healthcare staff and patients. The Doncaster Concert Band will accompany the carols and there will be singing by the RDaSH Choir and children from Tickhill Road Hospital’s Warren Nursery.
Organised by the town’s three NHS organisations – NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBH) and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) – no ticket is required. The congregation are invited to just come along on the day.
Rev Meg Burton, Head of Chaplaincy at RDaSH, said: “The NHS touches all our lives at some point and there is no better way of giving thanks for the work it does than at this special time of Christmas.
“This year all the funds raised at the collection we have at the end of the service will be donated to local charity, DonMentia, which was set up by former Doncaster teacher Eileen Harrington to support people with dementia and their carers. Eileen and one of her carer friends will also take part in the service.
“Singing carols and re-telling the Christmas story is an uplifting way to start the festive season, so we hope as many people as possible will come along and fill the Minster to enjoy some seasonal cheer.”
- The Minster is located on Church Way, Doncaster, DN1 1RD, near the A630 on Trafford Way. Parking is available at several local points, including Market Place, St George’s and Friar Gate.