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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

SING UP FOR SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST CAROL CONCERT

Sing Up for Scotland's Biggest Carol Concert
The BIG Partnership
04/12/2007

SING UP FOR SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST CAROL CONCERT

DJs are aiming to break records rather than play them this festive season with the help of Tesco.

Charity organisers are hoping to beat the world record for the biggest ever carol concert on December 16th to mark the end of the Every Penny Counts fundraising campaign for needy children.

The world record for the biggest carol concert stands at 7,514 people, which organisers hope to beat.

Dawn Gibson, Marketing and Communications Director for Emap Radio Charities, said:

"The carol concert will mark the end of the Every Penny Counts campaign which we have been running with Tesco to raise money for underprivileged children. We thought a lovely way to end the campaign would be to organise a carol concert which families can all attend and celebrate all the money that has been raised to help local children.

"We will be holding five concerts simultaneously in the areas of MFR, Tay, Northsound, Forth and South West Sound and we will broadcast them on December 23rd”. We are going to try and beat the world record but if we don’t manage it then we think this will still be the biggest carol concert Scotland has ever seen.”

Local children’s charities in each of the radio station areas are set to benefit from the four week fund-raiser which has seen 71 Tesco stores nationwide participating.

Angus Bell, Tesco's Scottish Marketing Manager, said:

“It has been a pleasure for us to be involved in the Every Penny Counts campaign and this festive carol concert will be a lovely end to the campaign. It we manage to beat the world record for the biggest carol concert it really will end on a high note for us!"

Five Tesco stores taking part in the Christmas Carol Concert are the Inverness Extra; Dundee Kingsway Extra; Dumfries Extra; Aberdeen Extra and Corstorphine Extra

Issued on behalf of Emap and Tesco by The BIG Partnership
ENDS

For further information on this release please contact
Kate McCheyne on 0141 333 9585/07766076469 kate.mccheyne@bigpartnership.co.uk or
Gillian Hamilton on 0141 333 9585/07734656676 gillian.hamilton@bigpartnership.co.uk

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