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CCF Christmas concert dates

Upcoming concerts in aid of the Community Care Foundation

The Community Care Foundation has announced the dates of three upcoming Christmas concerts with the ‘Friends of Hope’ choir.

‘A Christmas Night’ will see some of Dublin’s most talented vocalists and musicians perform a Christmas extravaganza of music and song in a bid to raise much needed funds for the Community Care Foundation which will be used to support families in need across the city.

Under the baton of well-known musical director Damian Gallagher and featuring soloists Mary Flynn, Sharon Lyons, Kelly Hannon, Barbara Galvin, Fidelma Kelly, Gifford Whittle and Colm Lawlor, The Friends of Hope choir will present a rich tapestry of musical delights.

The dates of the three concerts are as follows:

Sunday 8th Dec. St. Aengus Church, Balrothery, Tallaght at 8pm

Admission: Adults €15, U12’s €8 (Tickets at door)

or call 085 712 2732 / 087 678 8024

Sunday 15th Dec. Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dub 22 at 8pm

Admission: Adults €20, U12’s €10

Mulled wine reception included 7.15 pm (Tickets at door)

or call 085 712 2732 / 087 678 8024

Friday 20th Dec. Christ the King Church, Cabra at 8pm

Admission: Adults €15, U12’s €8 (Tickets at door)

or call 085 712 2732 / 087 678 8024

Founders of the Community Care Foundation and Paul English said that they are overwhelmed by the level of support which singers and musicians from across Dublin have given to the charity.  “Without the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff of Massey Bros. funerals and the professional singers and musicians involved we would not be in a position to be able to put together such an ambitious series of concerts,” they said.

“Little did we think three years ago when we set up the charity that we would be performing in front of thousands of people raising funds for families in need. The money raised to date has benefitted people who are experiencing unimaginable difficulty and for many it has literally changed their lives.”

The Community Care Foundation is a registered charity which was established in 2010 by the staff of Massey Bros. Funeral Directors. This is the fifth series of concerts the charity has held to date.

 

Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.


Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.

Reposings/Wakes

The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising