On the 14th year of Bellingham’s Carols on the Green, Sir Steve Bullock the Mayor of Lewisham led the countdown to light the permanent Christmas Tree on Bellingham Green. The Mayor was assisted by Mr Wilfred Hopgood who helps organise the ‘Young at Heart’ of Christ Church on Bellingham Green.
The legendary Sedgehill School band accompanied carol singers from Athelney Primary School, Elfrida Primary School, Haseltine Primary School and St Augustine’s Primary School. The service was led by Rev Raymond Singh of Bellingham Churches Together. The Lewisham Police Cadets distributed the printed programmes.
Bellingham Beats the young people’s dance group supported by Trinity Laban’s Amy Robinson performed ‘magic gloves’ which make them dance in all sorts of ways!
Rev Raymond Singh said: “At this time of year it is important t come together as a local community to support one another. The local school children sing out for us all.”
Bellingham Councillor Alan Hall said: “Bellingham Carols on the Green is held on the first Monday in December and lifts the spirits of Bellingham. Music, dance and singing bring the community together at Christmas time.”
Councillor Alan Hall read a message of support from local MP, Ellie Reeves.
The event was supported by Bellingham Local Assembly, Lewisham Council, Glendale and Bellingham Churches Together.
An article in The Mercury was tweeted:
Lovely report in The Mercury on Bellingham Carols on the Green – a partnership with local primary schools, the legendary Sedgehill School Band, Trinity Laban dance, Churches Together and local Councillors – led by Rev Raymond Singh #CountdowntoChristmas #Lewisham #se6 pic.twitter.com/GPeARrVXqf
— cllr alan hall (@cllralanhall) December 17, 2017