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‘A Christmas Carol’ goes solo for charity

A one-man performance of Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol will raise money for Spurgeons Children’s Charity.

The Higham Ferrers event will take place at beautiful medieval The Bede House on Friday 8 December at 7.30pm and will raise money to help vulnerable children and families.

The Rushden-based charity, which supports some of the country’s most vulnerable children and families, is celebrating its 150th birthday and needs donations to ensure these children have a hope-filled future.

This is actor James Hornsby’s first visit to Higham Ferrers, and he will voice all of Charles Dickens’ wonderful characters, including Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, and of course, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets cost just £12.50 including refreshments

Sue Dennis, Community and Events Fundraising Manager, said: “This is a unique opportunity to see a renowned actor telling this famous story in an atmospheric setting. Our mission as a charity is to give every child hope. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Spurgeons vital work. Don’t be a scrooge – get your tickets today!”

Spurgeons delivered over 80 projects in the last year to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges faced by children and families: including poverty, abuse problems, offending, and other social issues.

A versatile actor with well over thirty years’ professional experience, James has appeared on television, the West-End stage and in numerous regional theatres.

James said: “I’m looking forward to my visit to Higham Ferrers. The Bede House is an impressive building and the ideal place to perform this traditional Christmas story. It’s an honour to be able to raise money for Spurgeons, who have been changing the lives of children for 150 years.”

Tickets are available from Sidey Design, Market Square, Higham Ferrers or from Sue Dennis. You can call Sue on 07976 811814 or visit Spurgeons at 74 Wellingborough Road, Rushden.