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Faireys light up hospital Xmas

Players from Faireys lit up the Christmas spirit when they helped staff and patients at Trafford Hospital enjoy their annual carol service.

Fairey Band


A small group of brass players from the Fairey Band were invited for a second year to provide music for the Annual Christmas Carol Concert at Trafford General Hospital NHS Trust Manchester. The concert was held for patients, their families and staff of the hospital on the Seymore Ward.

The Carol Concert included the traditional lighting of advent candles and the reading of Christmas prayers by the Hospital Chaplancy Team & Senior Nursing Staff.

The Carol Concert included the traditional lighting of advent candles and the reading of Christmas prayers by the Hospital Chaplancy Team & Senior Nursing StaffFairey Band

Also in attendance was Deputy Mayoress of Trafford Vivienne Ward and her Consort Rob Ward and to help with the singing, the Childrens Choir of St Marys Primary School, Davyhulme, Manchester.

The players were warmly welcomed and thanked by the Hospital Trust Chief Executive David Cain for their participation in the Concert.

An official letter of thanks was also received from the Acting Director of Nursing Shirley Smith on behalf of the Hospital NHS Trust, which outlined a fabulous performance by the Fairey Band Players which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the staff and patients who attended.

The letter went on to convey Christmas Wishes and a Peaceful New Year to the full band.

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BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)