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North Wales virtual emergency services carol service tonight

THE emergency services in North Wales will host their popular Christmas carol service tonight – virtually.

For the first time, the annual carol concert jointly hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service will be broadcast online in lieu of a face-to-face event.

The pre-recorded service at St Asaph Cathedral includes performances from Mared Williams, a singer/songwriter from Llannefydd, Arwyn Jones, a Sergeant for North Wales Police, and Beaumaris Band.

There are prayers from The Dean of St Asaph Reverend Nigel Williams and Marcus Wyn Robinson, Chaplain at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, as well as readings from representatives of all three blue light services.

Jason Killens, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “The carol service is one of the highlights of the Christmas period, not just for our staff and volunteers, but also for the community who always turn out in force to support us.

“The Covid-19 pandemic meant we had to think differently about how we host this year’s service, but hopefully we’ve put together an event which will be equally as enjoyable and that you get to watch from the comfort of your own home.”

The service will be published on the police, fire and ambulance’s Facebook pages tonight at 7.30pm.

In the absence of the traditional collection at the close of the service, participants are invited to make a donation online to the NHS Charities Together.

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