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SHOPPERS can boost a homeless charity by buying online over the festive season.

The NOMAD Homeless Advice and Support Unit, which offers services to homeless people in Sheffield, is urging supporters to use www.easyfundraising.org.uk to buy from major retailers including Marks & Spencer.

Appetite for carols

PUPILS from Birley’s schools will be very welcome guests at a pensioners’ lunch club on Monday December 12.

Youngsters from Birley Primary will sing carols at St Cyprians Church Hall in Frecheville, while students from Birley College hand over 30 Christmas hampers put together by the school’s tutor groups. It starts at 1.30pm.

Candlelit service

SCHOOLCHILDREN are holding a free community carol service at Ecclesall All Saints Church on Thursday December 15.

The candlelit service will feature pupils from High Storrs, Ecclesall Junior, Greystones Junior and Bents Green Special School, with collections in aid of Work Ltd - which is a charity for young people with learning disabilities in the Ecclesall area. It starts at 6.30 pm.

Big Christmas Sing

CELEBRATE the true meaning of Christmas when St Mary’s and All Saints Church, Chesterfield, hosts The Big Christmas Sing.

The fundraising event is on Thursday, December 15. at 6.30pm, when members of the public can listen to music from Aurora Ladies Choir and singers from Calow Primary School.

Tickets cost £5 adult and £2 children, with proceeds to Christian Aid. Call 01509 265013 or 01246 414847 to book.

Choir’s city tour

A SHEFFIELD male voice choir will be singing around the city at a series of festive carol concerts.

Worrall Male Voice Choir are holding their own event on December 16 from 7.30pm at the Sacred Heart Church in Hillsborough and will be performing with the Loxley Silver Band.

The group are also appearing at Loxley Park Care Home on December 12 and at Dore Masonic Hall on December 19. Tickets for the Sacred Heart Church concert cost £6. To book call 0114 2344374 or 2969200.

Shoeing-in presents

STAFF from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust took part in Operation Christmas Child, donating shoeboxes packed with presents for needy children throughout Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.