Singing school children lift council’s spirit

The staff of Merton Council were treated to a morning of carol-singing from some of the borough’s school-children this week.

Pupils from Perseid, St Teresa’s, Malmesbury and Abbotsbury Schools sang festive songs in the Civic Centre to raise money for charity. The school children collected for the Mayor’s charity, The Wimbledon Guild, and Home-Start Merton, a charity that works with many of their families. To thank them for their generosity and good will, the Mayor of Merton Councillor David Williams treated the children to Christmas drinks and snacks after they finished singing.

Councillor Williams said: ‘I really enjoyed the children’s beautiful carol-singing. They lifted the spirit and helped to boost the festive atmosphere in the Civic Centre. I’d also like to thank them for raising money for my charity, The Wimbledon Guild, and for Home-Start Merton, both very worthwhile causes.’

Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Maxi Martin said: ‘We had a fantastic morning in the Civic Centre thanks to our talented children. They’ve really put everyone here in the mood for Christmas. Well done to all the children who took part and raised money for charity.’