Next week, Fortnum & Mason and Quintessentially Foundation will host a Christmas concert in St James’s Church in association with The Crown Estate.

The concert, The Fayre of St James, will take place on Thursday 5th December and will be a festive evening of carols, live performances, and Christmas readings.

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The event will welcome 500 Londoners and after the concert guests will have the chance to attend the switching on of the Jermyn Street Christmas lights before enjoying a Christmas celebration at Fortnum & Mason.

As well as Fortnum & Mason personal shoppers ready to help anyone in need of Christmas gift ideas, there will be champagne and cocktails, canapés and live entertainment.

All proceeds from The Fayre of St James will be donated to Rays of Sunshine, a UK charity that grants wishes for terminally ill children between the ages of three and eighteen.

Chief Executive of Fortnum & Mason, Ewan Venters, says ‘the second annual Fayre of St James is a great opportunity for guests to enjoy the Christmas festivities while supporting Rays of Sunshine, a great charity that helps children throughout the UK.

‘We are hoping to surpass the massive success of last year to ensure these children get the best possible Christmas.’

General tickets are priced at £120 per person and VIP tickets are £500 per person. For further information or to purchase tickets please call 020 3073 6781 or email Olivia Brafman on olicia@quintessentiallyfoundation.org, or visit their website.

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