Benedict attended the 2023 The Story of Christmas charity event in London last Wednesday (13). Founded in 1978, the event raises funds to support a variety of charitable projects, benefiting the homeless and disadvantaged children.
According to its official website:
The Story of Christmas is an annual Christmas charity event which is strongly supported by the property and construction industries. Each December it begins at St George’s Hanover Square with a spectacular service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Readings are presented by a dazzling array of celebrated names from public life. Festive music is performed by the Band & Fanfare Trumpeters of one of the Foot Guard Regiments and a leading choir, which in 2023 was the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral. Following the service there is a fully-catered champagne reception and charity auction at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel.
This year’s event – starring Benedict, Dame Mary Berry, Emily Bohill, Asa Butterfield, Robert Delaney, Omid Djalili, Lord Fellowes, Kit Harington, Ian Hislop, Celia Imrie, Aled Jones, Emilia Jones, Chris Martin, Sir Trevor McDonald, Zoe Wanamaker, Laura Whitmore and Leah Williamson – raised over raised over £870,000!! Brilliant!!
We’ll update this post as soon as more official pictures are released, but for now check these out: