Snape Carol Singing 2019

Well, what an eventful four nights weather-wise!  We seemed to be having a constant battle with the weather… drizzly rain the first two nights, a shortened route the third night because of impending rain, and finally, the fourth night, cut short because of flooding!  I do apologise to those houses we missed and may have been expecting us, but the elements proved too much at times!

Thank you to those you came out to sing, although we never had more than seven, but we had a regular group of five who came out whatever the elements.  A special thank you to you, because without your support this long-standing village tradition would not be taking place.  Next year, please, can we have more support?  I will remind you next December…!

Despite everything we managed to raise over £800 for good causes.  Over £400 will go to the East Suffolk Association for the Blind; £150 will go to the Good Neighbours Scheme, a recently formed group in the village to assist those less mobile to get around, or to chat; £150 to the School to go toward the purchase of iPads to assist student learning; and £100 to GreenSnape who do a good job in promoting the environment around the village.

Finally, thank you to the village residents.  Your contributions show there is a real positive feeling of good will at this time of year.

Chris Scott



Snape Carol Singing 2018

Posted on 22nd December, 2018

The Snape carol singing 2018 turned out to be a very successful event …



Not only was the turnout greatly improved, up to 14 on some nights, but Snape residents gave generously, and we collected £780.00!  This was an excellent result, exceeding previous collections.

After expenses (£10 to replace a part on a lantern, which is generously loaned to us for the occasion), £770.00 is being distributed to different organisations — £400.00 will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust in East Anglia, to support the teenage cancer unit at Addenbrookes Hospital.  This leaves £370.00….

The Grumpy Old Men from the Golden Key have also made a considerable donation for the village causes, so there is now £520.00 to donate — £200.00 will be given to the church building funds, £200.00 for the School nursery and £120.00 to Green Snape.

Overall this has been a very successful year.

Thank you to all those who came and took part, many doing all four evenings!  Very commendable, thank you!  The refreshments received on our rounds were also much appreciated.

Finally, well done to the village who supported the collection and gave so generously — it wouldn’t be a success without you.

Chris Scott