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London Carol Concert (2017)

Rupert took part in the London Carol Concert fundraising event for the Rainbow Trust, at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, on the evening of 6 December 2017.

update: Rainbow Trust announced that the evening raised more than £30,000!

I went along, and it was a fantastic evening, with much lovely singing from a variety of acts, as well as the readings. Not to mention minced pies and mulled wine! And there was the delightful church itself, too – St Paul’s in Knightsbridge.

The people in the banner photo contributed the readings. From left to right, they are Robert Portal, Jason Flemyng, Mary Nightingale, Maureen Lipman, Rory McConnachie, Rupert, and Annabel Croft.

Rupert read the poem A Visit from St Nicholas (commonly known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas), by Clement Moore. He did a terrific job, of course, and put plenty of oomph into it.

I snuck a couple of photos, which aren’t very sharp, but hopefully the Rainbow Trust will share some of the official ones – of which there were plenty taken!

Rupert and Annabel Croft
Rupert and Annabel Croft

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Celebrity Charity Cricket Fun Day, Althorp (2017)

Rupert was one of the celebrities participating in this cricket match supporting Runs4Funds, the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club official Players’ Charity. The day was hosted at the Althorp estate. Marvellous stuff!

Alas and alack, I couldn’t attend – but my ‘twin’ Jenny did, and kindly provided the photographic evidence to prove it!

The lovely Jenny and the lovely Rupert, 24 June 2017

Carols in the City (2016)

Rupert took part in the Carols in the City fundraising event for Marie Curie, at Southwark Cathedral on the evening of 6 December.

It was a spectacular evening, with beautiful music from the choir Canticum and soprano Milly Forrest and baritone Roderick Williams. The lovely Ian McNeice was a last-minute addition to the readers, and he did a great rendition of the poem ‘Advent 1955’ by John Betjeman.

Rupert gave not just one but two readings. One was ‘Christmas Goose’, a short excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The other was the poem ‘Christmas Thank Yous’ by Mick Gowar – which he was due to perform last year, though he wasn’t able to attend in 2015.

… one murmur of delight arose all round the board, and even Tiny Tim, excited by the two young Cratchits, beat on the table with the handle of his knife, and feebly cried Hurrah!

Bunbury Celebrity Cricket Match, London (2013)

Rupert was due to play cricket in the Bunbury Celebrity Cricket Match at Widford on Sunday 25 August. Click here for a flier or visit the Ware Cricket Club website. In the event, however, it seems that Rupert couldn’t make it on 25 August – we’re not sure why – but Bradley James (King Arthur, BBC Merlin) very nobly stepped up to the plate on his behalf! What a trouper. ♥ Thanks to various online friends for the info!

Rupert played in another Bunbury Celebrity Cricket Match in London on Monday 9 September. Visit the Coming Home website for more information.

Celebrity Soccer Six, London (2012)

Rupert took part in the Celebrity Soccer Six Tournament, playing for Team Merlin along with fellow cast members Adetomiwa Edun, Bradley James, Eoin Macken, Tom Hopper and more. Rupert played really well, and subbed Bradley as captain! The team were really generous with their time for the fans. I was well impressed!

You can see more photos on the Merlin Locations Flickr page, but here are a few of our man! ♥