South London Military Wives Choir sing at The Poppy Factory Christmas Concert

The UK’s leading employment charity for disabled veterans, The Poppy Factory, will hold a one off magical evening of Christmas carols sung by the South London Military wives choir on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

The ‘Carols at Christmas’ concert, taking place in St Mary’s Church, Twickenham, will be hosted by Jazz FM & BBC Radio’s Jamie Crick.

The evening will also include readings from Poppy Factory clients and supporters and will be followed by a festive reception of wine and mince pies.

Anyone who buys a ticket for the concert will be helping to raise funds for The Poppy Factory’s life-changing employment support, helping to restore disabled veterans’ financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.

The Poppy Factory’s Chief Executive, Deirdre Mills said:

“Our carol concert is always a great opportunity for friends and family to come together and enjoy a festive evening. We are delighted to have the South London Military wives choir and Jamie Crick supporting our concert. It is the perfect event to get you into the Christmas spirit.”

The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments. The charity provides bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of disabled veterans across the country, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.

Complex health issues developed during or after Service can make it incredibly tough for veterans to find and sustain civilian work but The Poppy Factory believes that employment can give disabled veterans their independence back. By donating to The Poppy Factory, you are helping to provide a truly life-changing experience.

Tickets cost £15 and include wine and mince pies. Under 16s are free. To order a ticket please go to: www.poppyfactory.org/carols or call 020 8939 1872.

Notes to editors

About The Poppy Factory:

The Poppy Factory (TPF) is the country’s leading employability organisation for disabled veterans. From its base in Richmond, Surrey, the charity provides tailored support across England and Wales to help ex-Forces men and women with disabilities or health challenges to return to meaningful work.

TPF works with many businesses around the country to transform the way employers think about employing disabled people.

The charity has helped over 800 individuals into work since it started its Getting You Back to Work programme in 2010 and a similar number have registered for support for this year alone. The Poppy Factory aims to deliver the most effective support for its veterans and the service is built upon a solid evidence base. This has ensured that over 70% of TPF’s disabled veterans remain in work for 12 months or longer.

You can provide hope for the future to hundreds of disabled veterans.  Please support our work by visiting www.poppyfactory.org/donate and if you’d like to know more about us please visit www.poppyfactory.org

TPF also employs around 30 veterans and dependents with health challenges at its factory in Richmond, producing remembrance products for the Royal family and for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

For more information, please contact Joanna at joannaj@poppyfactory.org

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