Ec­u­meni­cal Carol Group takes to streets for char­ity

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THE TRUE SPIRIT of Christ­mas has been set­tling on Grey­stones over the last week, as over 50 res­i­dents of the town took to the streets to sing car­ols door-to-door to raise money for lo­cal char­i­ties.

The Ce­cil Beare Ec­u­meni­cal Carol Group, which will be out and about again this evening for the last time, has been singing tra­di­tional Christ­mas hymns around Grey­stones for over 50 years. In fact they still used pho­to­copies of the orig­i­nal typed hymn sheets.

Or­gan­is­ers said that the group has been very well re­ceived as al­ways and that the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple on who’s doors they knocked was quite over­whelm­ing.

The high­light of the week for ev­ery­body was Satur­day af­ter­noon’s per­for­mance out­side the Happy Pear, where peo­ple stopped and lis­tened to the beau­ti­ful singing and gui­tar play­ing.

Mem­bers of the group brought torches with them on their evening ses­sions, some even don­ning santa hats for the oc­ca­sion. So far they have raised sev­eral thou­sand euro for the lo­cal causes they sup­port. ‘Their need is greater this year than ever,’ said a spokesper­son for the group.

The fi­nal carol singing tour will take place tonight, start­ing at the grass patch at the swim­ming pool, at 7.30 p.m..

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