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Towie star leads carol-singing choir of Carols bringing festive cheer to Romford

PUBLISHED: 13:30 27 November 2017

largest ever number of Carols singing Christmas carols to raise money and awareness for favourite charities,
at the Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford 
TOWIE star Carol Wright.

largest ever number of Carols singing Christmas carols to raise money and awareness for favourite charities, at the Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford TOWIE star Carol Wright.

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A Christmas carol-singing choir of Carols led by none other than Towie’s Carol Wright serenaded Romford shoppers on Saturday.

The mother of ITV stars Mark and Elliott Wright was leading the Carol choir as part of the Liberty Shopping Centre’s Calling All Carol’s event to celebrate the one-month countdown to Christmas.

Mrs Wright, 57, was seen cheerfully belting out festive favourites including Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and We Wish You A Merry Christmas under the shopping centre’s Christmas tree.

The event also saw two singers win prize draws arranged by the centre to reward them for taking part.

Carol Ben Yosef, from Chigwell, was the first lucky Carol out of the hat, winning a donation of £1,000 for her chosen charity Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs, while Carol Ansted, from Harold Hill, won a £250 gift card to spend at The Liberty.

Mrs Yosef was delighted to win the money, and admitted she had battled some stagefright before taking to the stage on Saturday afternoon.

She said: “When I got here, I thought, what am I doing? I was a bit nervous.

“It feels so amazing to win the £1,000 for the charity. I’ve never won anything before and Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs really need the money.

“I didn’t think I’d win!”

And Carol Wright, who was decked out in a festive elf jumper from Debenhams, also enjoyed herself.

The TV star said: “All of my fellow Carols were in fine voice and really got me in the seasonal spirit.

“The event was a fantastic idea, I had no idea so many Carols would gather today in Romford!”

Centre manager, Jonathan Poole, added: “We believe that this is the largest ever gathering of Carols joining together in festive song at the same time.

“It’s been great fun and a wonderful start to the Christmas period.

“What’s more we’ve been able to remain committed to our support of vital charities and community groups through the £1,000 donation to Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs.

“We can’t wait to see how they use the funds.”

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