Luminus welcomed mayors and civic leaders from across Cambridgeshire and beyond, with over 150 local residents, employees, and their families and friends for ‘A Celebration of Christmas’, a festive celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. The event took place at Luminus’ Brook House Headquarters in Huntingdon.

Guests enjoyed a vibrant evening of carol singing, nativity readings, mince pies and mulled wine as well as performances from The Luminus Singers. VIPs attending included Cambridgeshire’s High Sheriff  and Police & Crime Commissioner, Vice Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council, Mayors of Huntingdon, March, Northampton and Milton Keynes and numerous business leaders in public and private organisations.

Emily Abraham, supported by the Luminus Singers and Band, thrilled guests with a dynamic performance of the contemporary, gospel hymn “Changed by a Baby Boy”, which was followed by the reverent and haunting melody of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”, in which Dr Chan Abraham, Group Chief Executive, played guitar and sang some verses in Latin.

Dr Abraham, concluded with an inspirational message,  entitled, “A New Beginning”, in which he shared the true story of Christmas, and gave the audience a chance to reflect on what makes Christmas so special.

Although the event was free to attend, guests voluntarily donated to charity. This year the chosen charity was the Ferry Project Night Shelter, who will be working throughout the festive period to help the homeless in Fenland. Over £150 was raised for this great cause.

Luminus Group Chief Executive, Dr Chan Abraham said:

“During this busy festive period, it is important to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Our Celebration of Christmas is always a much anticipated annual event, enjoyed by staff, residents and members of our community. This year was no exception, and I am so proud of everyone who performed, served and contributed to its success. As 2016 draws to a close, we celebrate the progress we have made in our ‘Year of Refining Focus’, and we look forward to ‘A Year of New Beginnings’ in 2017.”