Scarborough's Festive Spectacular Christmas concert raises thousands for good causes

The total amount raised by donations from Scarborough’s 23rd Festive Spectacular Charity Carol Concert has been revealed.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:02 pm

The concert, which is usually held at The Spa’s Grand Hall, had to move online for the first time due to the pandemic to spread some Christmas cheer.

Nigel Wood, who organised the concert, has revealed that £3,000 was raised last year, which will be split equally among the selected charities: the Westway Open Arms in Eastfield; The Salvation Army Scarborough and The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough.

Mr Wood said: “During the pandemic, these organisations have seen their food banks come under increased pressure to meet the needs of so many families who have found things extremely difficult during this period, and we see this continuing in the days ahead. We wanted to raise as much as possible for our three chosen beneficiaries.”

Organizer Nigel Wood presented the cheque to the charities.

Scarborough Video Services enabled excerpts from the 2016, 2018, and 2019 concerts to be broadcast on YouTube for last years virtual concert.

The 24th Festive Spectacular will return to The Spa Grand Hall on Saturday December 11 2021, with tickets going on sale on Monday September 13.

A guest artist has already been booked and Harry Gration MBE, the United Schools Choir and Celebration Brass will be welcomed back to celebrate Christmas.

The total raised for good causes since the first concert in 1998 has now reached £91,000.