Follow the Stars - A Celebration of Christmas


Follow the Stars - A Celebration of Christmas

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our online carol concert, ‘Follow the Stars: a Celebration of Christmas’ - from your generous support we are delighted to announce that we have so far raised over £70,720.

This phenomenal amount is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for over a year!

For 2021 we aim to continue to build on this incredible success so whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

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If you wish to donate to this year’s event please visit the Just Giving page here.

We have great pleasure in thanking the following organisations and individuals for their big-hearted donations and continued support:

  • Anderson Orr Architects
  • The Burnside Partnership
  • Cazenove Capital
  • Edward Williams Architects
  • Exsus Travel
  • The Hugh Fraser Foundation
  • Lars Christensen Orthodontics
  • Oxford BioMedica
  • Simkins LLP
  • Deepa & Rohit Sobti
  • Tacit Investment Management
  • WG Carter Construction
  • Those who have made donations anonymously.

We are grateful for the generosity of those who have given permission for the use of their works and to all the performers who have been so gracious in helping us.

The following have been instrumental in the production of Follow the Stars:

  • The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, for his generosity in allowing Christ Church Cathedral as a setting for some of the filming; and, to Operations Manager Joseph Denby for his considerable help in organising access. Social distancing criteria have been applied throughout as they existed at the time of filming.
  • Tom Hammond-Davies, founder and artistic director of the Oxford Bach Soloists, to whom we are indebted for the outstanding quality and breadth of the Choral music.
  • To the choir including soloists Aimee Presswood, Sam Cobb and Miranda Ostler; and to Steven Grahl, Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Cathedral.
  • To Giles Harvey (Producer), Rupert Harvey and Phill Clark (Cameramen) and Mark Neal (Sound) of Luttrell Productions.
  • To Korky Paul (Artist logo/poster), Andrew Ogilvy (stills photographer) and Roger Deats (literary knowledge).
  • The volunteer team behind, Follow the Stars - A Celebration of Christmas: Dame Hilary Boulding (President), Sandra Devaney (Chair), Phillipa Rooney (Casting and Permissions), Jenny Barr (Treasurer), Arabella Campbell, Juliet Gostelow, Belinda Hanson, Lucy Marshall, Helen Warr and Macmillan Fundraising Manager Tessa Watson.
  • Along with the many other people who have helped us along the way including Nobby Durbridge of Oxford Sound Hire, Andy Matheson of Panache Video Ltd and Lucie Ford of Roar Image.
  • The Committee also thank the E H Shepard Estate for kindly loaning an original drawing from The Wind in the Willows for use in the filming of Stephen Fry’s reading.

This year we raised an incredible £70,720,

which will help fund a Macmillan nurse for over a year!

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