Supporters joined us at the majestic St Luke’s Church to help raise funds for our #MoreTimeMoreLives ECMO Appeal.

Patients, fundraisers, hospital staff and Chelsea residents all came together for the carol service at St Luke’s Church, raising over £13,900.

We were thrilled this year to welcome renowned actress Zoë Wanamaker and Rolling Stones rockstar Ronnie Wood as our special guest readers. Zoë gave a beautiful reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens while Ronnie captivated the audience with ‘Little Tree’ by EE. Cummings. 

The festive evening raised funds for our life-saving #MoreTimeMoreLives ECMO Appeal, with beneficiary of the Appeal, Tessa Broadbent giving a reading alongside Royal Brompton perfusionist Rosie Smith. Tessa had her life saved when she was just 18 years old when she collapsed at home and began experiencing multi-organ failure. Her local hospital referred her to the Royal Brompton where she was put on ECMO and made a full recovery.

To get everyone into the Christmas spirit, the wonderful ICOSA Choir performed three songs while our very own Singing for Breathing joyfully sang ‘Mele Kalikimake’ and ‘Buon Natale’

Following the service, guests joined us at Royal Brompton Hospital for a glass of festive mulled wine and a mince pie. They were also treated to delicious cheese, kindly donated by Paxton & Whitfield.

A big thank you to those of you who joined us on the night. A special thank you to all our readers, St Luke’s Church, choirs, Savills and Imperial Hotels who we couldn’t have done it without.

If you’d like to find out more about what we have coming up in 2020, visit our events page.