bbc Essex

BBC Essex are planning a two-centre sing-along. Presenter Steve Scruton will be out in the county joining residents from one Essex street as they take part, while Ian Wyatt will be in the studio taking calls from doorsteps across Essex.

If you're planning to take part, email us now on and you could be part of the evening.  

Tune in on 103.5 FM, 95.3 FM or Digital on Wednesday 15th December  from 6-7pm.

Or click here to go direct to BBC Essex

Download your invitation to print off and give to friends or display

Download your Carol Sheet

‘This may be a difficult and very different Christmas for many of us with loved ones unable to be with us. We need to make the best of what we’ve got and I just love the idea of doorstep carolling. It’s simple and easy for us to take part in. It will get us into the festive season and raise much needed funds for these very worthy charities’ - Jude Deakin, Mayor of Chelmsford

how to donate:

The Mayor of Chelmsford's Chosen Charities of the Year are Mind, Sanctus and Helping Hands -
you can Donate via the button below and all monies raised for the Carols on the Doorstep event will be split between these three charities.  Click on 'DONATE HERE' below:

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 Essex will also be supporting the Helen Rollason Foundation and Chess - for details on how to donate to these charities, see below. 


Mid and North East Essex Mind support children, young people and adults living with a mild to moderate mental health problem. We believe no one should face a mental health problem alone. Our mission is to support and empower people experiencing an emotional or mental health condition by building on their personal hopes and aspirations. This is achieved by identifying and responding to community needs in order to deliver an effective and efficient system of community based services. We are a local, independent charity raising our own money to support these services.

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Sanctus is a lifeline for the vulnerable and homeless in the city of Chelmsford, providing a shelter from the cold with the aim of preventing loneliness for a vulnerable group within the community. We offer a safe and warm space to eat and be around others. We provide daily hot meals, hot and cold drinks, food and clothes and a wide range of training and support services. We offer the help and support to get people back on their feet and to make positive steps forward.

We are rebuilding the community from the bottom up, person by person. Some of our in-house services include, but are not exclusive to, 1-1 mentoring, addiction support groups, guidance and support for independent living, counselling, benefits and housing support, courses, qualifications and training opportunities, tenancy sustainment support programme and many more.

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Helping Hands Essex is  a small, yet established charity that specialises in abstinent based alcoholism and addiction recovery, formed in 2012 to help alcoholics recover from their illness, service specialises in assisting vulnerable adults, either homeless or facing homelessness.

HHE are the only charitable residential rehabilitation in Essex by empowering alcoholics and addicts to recover from their illness, to the benefit of all those affected.

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CHESS works to ensure that people who find themselves homeless in Essex are supported in ways that enable them to move forward purposefully and in good health.

Donate to Chess



Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. It supports men and women with all types of cancer at all stages – whether newly diagnosed or longer-term, throughout treatment and after treatment is completed.

The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to patients in an environment of peace and tranquillity, including counselling, reflexology, aromatherapy, manual lymphatic drainage and support groups.

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