Sell-out crowd attend Carols at Warwick Castle charity event

The spirit of Christmas was in on display on the 22nd of December as 3,000 people joined together for Carols at Warwick Castle, one of the most popular community events in the Warwickshire calendar and in the process raised money for local charities.

The Choirs of St Mary’s were led by Oliver Hancock, the new director of Music, who is also Choral Director at King’s High School. The choirs worked in partnership with the great team of musicians from Leamington’s Royal Spa Brass.

The event was led by compère, local celebrity Annie Othen, who entertained the crowd with anecdotes and challenges.

On a seasonally chilly evening visitors were warmed with seasonal treats of mulled wine and chestnuts, hot food and drinks.

To maximise the money for the charities Warwick Castle provides the facilities and support and sponsors dig deep to contribute. New sponsors this year include lead sponsor Warwick Independent Schools – Warwick School, Kings High and Warwick Prep, Warwick University and Rybrook BMW. The event also enjoys the longstanding support of Leamington Mazda, Warwick Printing, Warwick Castle and marketing and PR company LMMC.

The money raised goes to support local good causes and is distributed by: Warwick Lions; Merlin’s Magic Wand, Rotary Club of Warwick and the Friends of St Mary’s Choir.

For more media information contact Selwyn Rowley at LMMC on 01926 611700 or email