Record Numbers of Visitors Show Support for Charity at Christmas Carol Concert

What a wonderful way to spread festive cheer, singing loud for all to hear. HorseWorld’s annual Carol Service raised spirits and vital funds for the 61st year running.
On Sunday 1st December 2013 HorseWorld hosted their 61st Carol Service at their Visitor Centre in Whitchurch, Bristol. The carol service was an event not to be missed and included performances from Bridge Farm Primary School Choir, Keynsham Stage Coach and Mia Owen.
During the busiest day of the HorseWorld calendar a record number of over 2,600 people visited to show their support and managed to raise a remarkable £5,500. Hundreds of local visitors also queued to sign an ongoing petition to help fight to secure HorseWorld’s future. The petition urges BANES Development Control Committee to reconsider their recent decision and to enable plans which would secure the charity’s long term future. 
The day was made even more magical with an afternoon appearance from the Avon & Somerset Constabulary Mounted section and their beautiful horses Jubilee and St George. Officers and horses showed their continued support as they enjoyed the afternoon performances from St George’s choir and the Bristol East and Kingswood (BEAK) brass band. The afternoon service was held by Reverend Gwyn Owen from Christ the Servant, Stockwood who has held the service for the past 10 years. 
Managing Director Mark Owen commented “We would like to thank everyone that made the day possible and all of the public for their brilliant support. If you would like to  help us to sustain our long term future we would really value you coming  to our Visitor Centre located in Bristol (BS14 0QL) and signing the growing petition demonstrating support for our plans.”  

Article by: Samantha Greatbanks

Posted on: 13th December 2013