Industry Support Funds Charity Carol Concert

NewstrAid, the charity supporting people working in the sale and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK, will be hosting another Christmas Carol Concert this December, thanks to financial support from the industry it serves.

This popular annual event will take place at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street on Monday 4th December at 6.45pm and will be followed by drinks and mince pies in the Bridewell Hall next door.

Neil Jagger, CEO for NewstrAid, said “Thanks to support from the newspaper and magazine trade we are delighted to be hosting another Carol Concert this year to mark the end of what has been an extremely busy 12 months for the charity. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting industry colleagues struggling with the cost of living and judging by the number of applications for help we have received in 2023, this support is needed now more than ever.”

With sponsors including wholesalers, publishers and distributors, the evening will include carols and Christmas music from the famous St Bride’s Choir along with seasonal readings by colleagues from the industry and some festive refreshments. Tickets cost £20 (£15 concessions) and can be booked by emailing

Businesses supporting the Christmas concert include:

Principal Sponsors: DMG Media, Reach Plc, Smiths News, Guardian News & Media, Newsprinters, News Team Group, Menzies Distribution, DC Thomson, Pipers News.

Event Sponsors: Seymour, Frontline, The Telegraph, Marketforce, FT, Newtrade Media

Supporters: Intermedia, The Fed, Willis News Distribution

Neil Jagger added, “This is the perfect way to kick off Christmas whilst also helping NewstrAid to raise some money to support colleagues in need. We look forward to welcoming some new as well as some familiar faces to this special event on December 4th!”  

Tickets for the NewstrAid Christmas raffle are available to buy in advance of the event so that anyone who is unable to attend on December 4th can take part. Full details of how to buy a ticket and the prizes on offer can be found at:   The NewstrAid Carol Concert is the first of a hat-trick of festive industry events taking place in the same week, which also includes the British Press Xmas Meeting on Tuesday 5th December and the ACE Christmas Lunch in London on Wednesday 6th December.

Download the Carol Concert flyer here 


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About NewstrAid 

NewstrAid is a charity which aims to provide welfare for people who are, or have been, employed in the selling and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK and who find themselves in hardship. This includes their immediate family and dependants who are in need or in distress. The charity has been in existence for over 180 years and counts Charles Dickens amongst its presidents. www,