SPAR Carols by Candlelight goes digital for the second year to help Mzansi’s youngsters
11 local artists and groups are set to spread Christmas cheer at a digital festive event
On 2 December, the annual SPAR Carols by Candlelight (presented by Jacaranda FM) will stream across Mzansi. The event will feature some of South Africa’s most prominent musicians, digitally for the second year in a row. “Last year SPAR Carols by Candlelight had to be innovated to ensure South African’s who were fans of this event, had their annual dose of local festive cheer. The digital event was so successful, that they’ve kept the live-stream format to reach as many fans and donors as possible.” Said Deirdre King, Managing Director at Jacaranda FM
ARTIST LINE UP
942s – Mzansi’s youngest pop-rock band discovered by Jacaranda FM, will kick off the evening with family-friendly entertainment geared towards getting the little ones excited for the lineup to come.
18h00 – 19h00
- Tarryn Lamb
- Swing City
- Jo Black
- Elvis Blue
- J Something
- Kelly Khumalo
- Charlize Berg
- Mzansi Youth Choir
“Every year the most fantastic artists return for this event, and this year we’re thrilled to welcome J Something and Kelly Khumalo to the ‘Carols Family’. It’s all about what we can do together and for each other,” adds King. SPAR Carols by Candlelight raised over R300 000 in 2020 and attracted 250 000 viewers from across the world, surpassing the R250 000 goal set. This year SPAR and Jacaranda FM aim to raise R300 000. Jacaranda FM and the Good Morning Angels team together with SPAR, will use the funds raised through digital donations to buy toys for 2 500 children from 11 homes across South Africa. This year, the beneficiaries are:
- SOS Children’s Village – Rustenburg Village, North West
- SOS Children’s Village – Nelspruit Village, Mpumalanga
- SOS Children’s Village – Pietermaritzburg Village, Kwa Zulu Natal
- SOS Children’s Village – Sekhukhune Social Centre, Limpopo
- SOS Children’s Village – Cape Town Village, Western Cape
- Child Welfare Tshwane, Gauteng
- Child Welfare Midrand, Gauteng
- Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis, Gauteng
- Look Forward Orphanage, Gauteng
- Juno Aurora Home, Gauteng
- The Hanna Charity, Gauteng
The concert is FREE to enjoy for all, but SPAR and Jacaranda FM kindly ask fans to express their goodwill and donate towards this incredibly touching cause. All funds raised will ensure that the Good Morning Angels team can gift vulnerable children across South Africa news toys of their own.
“To know that our event captures the spirit of giving and helps vulnerable children share in the joy that the festive season brings is incredibly touching. Last year we had fans from Canada, India, and Central Africa join us, this year we’re hoping that South Africans spread around the world will join Mzansi’s best as we use music to connect for a greater cause.” Comments Pieter van Vuuren, SPAR Inland Advertising and Promotions Manager
To join SPAR Carols by Candlelight presented by Jacaranda FM visit jacarandafm.com, diarise Thursday 2 December, and stock up on snacks and a charitable spirit. The event will live stream from 17h00 and will be hosted by Martin Bester and the Breakfast team with a re-broadcast scheduled for Friday 24 December at 17h00.
Visit www.jacarandafm.com for more information.
Join Jacaranda FM for the annual SPAR Carols by Candlelight live-stream event to help Mzansi’s most vulnerable children receive a festive gift and joy this Christmas.
Date: 2 December live stream and 24 December re-broadcast
Venue: Live stream from jacarandafm.com
Cost: FREE but digital donations are most welcome!
Time: 17h00 to 19h00 (1-hour kiddies warm and 1 hour Carols event)