Alderley Edge's 37th annual Charity Carol Nite will take place on Sunday, 17th December, featuring live music from family and friends of the Carlton Ensemble.
Since its impromptu beginnings at Number 15 Wine Bar in 1981, the annual event has become a village tradition and raised over £35,000 for local causes which are nominated by guests on the night.
It all started with a carol singalong led by violist Fay Wertheimer and a couple of pals.
Fay commented "People just joined in, year after year, and my own kids played too. When Number 15 closed we thought it was curtains for the Charity Carols – but amazingly, locals asked us to keep on going! I was 38 when it started — mmm."
The closure of the wine bar in 2008 led to the function relocating to The Wizard, The Merlin, The Drum & Monkey and The Botanist before its four year residency at The Yard. Now the Charity Carols are back on the high street and will be hosted by De Trafford Arms.
Tickets for three courses, mulled wine and carols are £30 of which £10 are donated to local causes. Call Adam on 01625583881 or email to book.