THE CAROL CONCERT
The Supporting Wounded Veterans Carol Concert
18:45, 3rd December 2019, St Columba's Church, Pont Street, London
Each year we hold a Carol concert in aid of the Charity in St. Columba’s Church on Pont Street in London. The event is a Festive celebration that brings many together to celebrate Christmas, the charity and helps to raise funds. In 2018 the Carol Concert raised almost £50,000 for the charity's work.
This year's event is the perfect opportunity to revel in the Christmas spirit and get to know SWV and support the work we do.
The Chelsea Chamber Choir conducted by Oliver Lallemant and the Choir of Wetherby Prep will be performing a selection of carols. There will also be readings from Mishal Husain, Sebastian Faulks, Rory Bremner as well as some Veterans.
Please help our wounded veterans reclaim their lives - 91% of our veterans are now in occupation, training or employment.
A Message From The Founder
Welcome to the third Supporting Wounded Veterans Carol Concert and thank you for coming to support us.
Last year we were proud to announce that General Sir Nick Carter KCB CSE DSO, Chief of the Defence Staff, has become our Patron and we are delighted to have him on board.
The funds that we raise tonight will enable SWV to continue with our unique programmes of support for our Veterans -mentoring and pain management and, in doing so, help them return to meaningful Occupation, Training and Employment (OTE). Our success speaks for itself, last year 87% of the Veterans who engaged with us are back into OTE; this year the figure has risen to 91%. As a Veteran writes further on in the programme 'you are never injured once'. The requirement for treatment after complex trauma injury goes on and on. By attending the carol concert you are helping to ensure that many of them are getting the support they deserve. A huge thank you from all of us at SWV and we wish you a very Happy Christmas.
- Gilly Norton
Founder and CEO, Supporting Wounded Veterans
A Message From Our Patron
The Byzantine Emperor Maurice observed: “the nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten” - and that is why charities like Supporting Wounded Veterans are so important. As the recent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan fade from people’s memories it is easy to imagine that the requirement has faded too. But for many, that is when the mental scars of combat like complex PTSD often materialise. Supporting Wounded Veterans is a very special charity that understands the requirement more than most - and I am very grateful to you for supporting us this evening.
- General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO
Patron, Supporting Wounded Veterans