Charity Christmas carol services, for causes ranging from Macmillan Cancer Support to war veterans, and with celebrity readers from Jane Asher to former Speaker Betty Boothroyd, are taking place all over London next month.

December 2 The Children’s Trust Christmas Concert, Cadogan Hall, SW3, 7.30pm, with Nicholas Owen and others. Tickets £25-£30 or £55 including reception (01737 364324; www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk)

December 2 Marie Curie’s Carols in the City, Southwark Cathedral, SE1, 7pm, with Siân Lloyd. Tickets £40 or £60 including Champagne reception (020-7599 7219; www.mariecurie.org.uk)

December 3 Asthma UK Christmas Carol Service, St Luke’s Church, Chelsea, SW3, 7pm, with Chris Tarrant and Helen Lederer. Tickets £20, children £10 (0800 121 6255;www.asthma.org.uk)

December 3 The Foundation Carol Service, St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, SW1, 6.30pm. Readers include Sir Terry Wogan. Tickets £50, children £25 (www.spkfoundation.org; 020-72019999)

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 December 3 Bowel Cancer UK Carol Service, St Bartholomew the Great, City of London, EC1, 7pm. Tickets £20 (020-7940 1769; www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk)

December 5 The Macmillan Guards Chapel Christmas Concert, The Guards Chapel, Westminster, SW1, 7pm. Tickets £40 or £110 for Champagne reception and reserved seating (020-7840 4800; www.macmillan.org.uk)

December 5 Blind Veterans UK Christmas Concert, St Marylebone Church, NW1, 7pm, with Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Jane Asher and Lance Pierson. Tickets £15 or £55 including Champagne reception (020-7616 7927; www.blindveterans.org.uk)

December 5 The Rainbow Trust Carol Concert, St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, SW1, 6pm, with Danny Huston and Stanley Johnson. Tickets £40 (www.rainbowtrust.org.uk; 01372 220016)

December 11 Operation Smile’s Carols by Candlelight, Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, W1, 6.30pm with Duncan Bannatyne and Barbara Windsor. Tickets £25, children £5 (0844 581 1110;www.operationsmile.org.uk)

December 11 ChildLine’s Carols by Candlelight, Christ Church, Spitalfields, E1, 7.15pm, with Floella Benjamin and others. Tickets £25, students £10 (020-7825 2978; www.nspcc.org.uk)

December 12 Macmillan’s Carols by Candlelight, St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, SW1, 7.30pm, with Alastair Bruce, Debbie Arnold and Kay Burley. Tickets £25 (020-7840 7840; www.macmillan.org.uk)

December 12 VSO Christmas Carol Concert, St Paul’s Cathedral, EC4, 7pm. Tickets £10-£100 (020-7638 8891; www.barbican.org.uk)

December 17 Breast Cancer Care’s Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral, EC4, 7pm. Tickets £30-£60 or £150 including Champagne supper (0845 092 0829; www.breastcancercare.org.uk)

December 19 Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert, St Luke’s Church, Chelsea, SW3, 6.30pm with Jane Asher, Betty Boothroyd. Tickets £20, children £10 (020-
7351 8613; www.rbhcharity.org)

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