Ecumenical Carol Group takes to streets for charity
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..