". . . an event that will long be remembered by all who were
fortunate enough to be present . . .
I am sure that if Dickens were alive today he would be
delighted to learn that the spirit of
sacrifice and generosity
that he demonstrated in 1853 is still alive today . .
." Philip Fischer,
administrator, Birmingham &
Midland Institute, England (Dickens gave his first-ever public reading of "A
Christmas Carol" for this same charity in 1853!)
The generosity of these businesses and the great people who work at
them is greatly appreciated.