The Mayor of St Albans City and District Council has raised more than £5,000 for charity at two festive events in the city.
Councillor Edgar Hill, mayor of St Albans, hosted an annual carol service in the city centre and led the signing supported by St Peters Church choir and the St Albans City brass band.
The event was well attended, with mulled wine and mince pies provided by the Boot pub.
All donations, totalling £565, will go to Rennie Grove which offers care and support for patients in Hertfordshire who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.
Speaking about the success of the event, Mayor Hill said: “I was thrilled to host a fantastic concert which attracted a considerable crowd.
“It was a reminder to us all about what the festive season is all about with people donating very generously to Rennie Grove.”
The carol service followed the successful charity ball at St Albans Museum + Gallery which raised money for local charity Youth Talk.
Mayor Hill said: “It was a very exciting and enjoyable occasion, and I thank everyone who attended and donated to Youth Talk.”