The WCCA once again had a successful Christmas Fayre in the cloisters of Worcester Cathedral on the 26th and 27th of November. The choir community came together to person the stand and ensure a successful weekend.
The boys and girls of the choir did a fantastic job singing carols in and around the cathedral on the Saturday under the excellent leadership of Richard Cook. Thank you to Alan Sheldon, the Choral Scholars and several ‘old chorister boys’ who joined in the back row. We heard something that will surely never be repeated, our Bass Lay Clerk singing alto! Their efforts raised a record £738 for the WCCA!
Our Choristers Choice brand of preserves sold very well for the third year in a row. We still have some stock so please email Alasdair Munn if you are interested to learn more.
Kirsty William worked tirelessly to get the Choristers Choice range labeled up and presented in such a wonderful way. She redesigned the labels and the ‘tops’ and had her kitchen filled up with jars as she and her parents stuck on labels and tops. The end result was brilliant.
I was sad not to win the amazing quilt done by Chorister Girl parent Fiona Davies. It is inspired by the East Cloister floor design. This was raffled at the fayre to raise funds for the WCCA. It was won by a fellow parent.
Thank you to Will and Meg Edmonds from Roots at Rushwick for supplying us with a wonderful hamper from their farm shop and delicious shortbread snowmen. It was rather fun to have a giant sack of sprouts for the ‘guess the number of sprouts’ competition.
The WCCA have been blessed to have had our now infamous knitted beanies and toys for sale. For the past 6 years these have been lovingly knitted throughout the year by the grandmother of Wilfie George, now an ex chorister. Susan Strauss has made an immeasurable contribution to the WCCA over the years and we are forever grateful. Morgan and Lexi have been the ‘face’ of the the stand for years, being tirelessly present over both days over the past 6 years. We will miss them.
Rowly Pillman worked tirelessly to ensure we had a working float and all contributions were accounted for. Being treasurer is an important but often thankless task.
If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved in the WCCA and all we do to promote the choirs of Worcester Cathedral, send us an email or talk to us after a service.