Nicola sang a solo performance of ‘Silent Night’ with the choir of St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster on Tuesday as part of a Singing for Syrians carol service, an initiative organised by Victoria Prentis MP.
The beautiful carol service was one of a series organised up and down the country to raise money for Syrian refugees, who have faced unimaginable suffering in the country in recent years. The money will go to the Hands Up Foundation and Christian Aid, who are working in the region to provide vital supplies and medical staff to those in need.
The evening was a great success, raising over £50,000, and every penny will be double with funding from the Department for International Development.
There were also fantastic solo performances from Will Quince MP, Bernard Jenkin MP, Andrea Jenkyns MP and Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, as well as readings from Romilly Weeks and Sir Tim Ackroyd.
Nicola says: Singing for Syrians is a fantastic way to raise money for the most desperate people who remain in the region. Having visited Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon myself in 2013, I know only too well the horrific conditions people from the region are fleeing and I strongly believe we must do all we can to help.
I am rather nervous about the performance as I haven’t sung in public for quite a few years but this is a cause I simply could not say no to. Hopefully the audience will remember it’s Christmas and be forgiving!