Christmas

Kim rocks ’em ‘Wilde’ in the isles at Mildmay’s Christmas carol concert

PUBLISHED: 08:27 23 December 2015 | UPDATED: 08:33 23 December 2015

Kim Wilde leads Mildmay Christmas carol concert

Kim Wilde leads Mildmay Christmas carol concert

Kois Miah

A host of showbiz stars brought a sparkle to Mildmay Hospital’s Christmas carol concert in London’s East End to raise funds for its unique, world-renowned HIV treatment.

NoMildmay Hospital  Christmas charity carol concert would be complete without a bucket collectionNoMildmay Hospital Christmas charity carol concert would be complete without a bucket collection

They arrived hot on the heals of Prince Harry’s visit earlier this month.

Kim Wilde had the audience singing along and jigging in their seats to Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree at the hospital fundraiser in Shoreditch.

“We had a great night supporting Mildmay,” she said. “We were listening to carols coupled with benefitting a truly wonderful cause—what’s not to like?”

Among the stars were TV’s Birds of a Feather charmer Linda Robson along with ex-EastEnders’ Anita Dobson, actor Robert Powell and TV presenters Darren Day and Richard Arnold.

Prince Harry cuts cake marking Mildmay's 150th anniversary in the New YearPrince Harry cuts cake marking Mildmay's 150th anniversary in the New Year

Mildmay fundraising director Kerry Reeves-Kneip said: “This has been quite a week for Mildmay.

“The artists gave their time and talent free to support the carol evening fundraiser, which followed the visit by Prince Harry—it almost feels unreal.”

The starry carol evening has raised £13,000—and the donations are still coming in.

Price Harry arrived earlier this month to cut the hospital’s 150th birthday cake, although the anniversary isn’t till the New Year. But don’t let the date spoil a good birthday bash.


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