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Waterloo tube station transformed into live music venue

Passengers at Waterloo tube station on Friday were serenaded with a programme of live music as part of a fundraising day for Capital Radio's Help a London Child initiative.

Waterloo tube station transformed into live music venue

West End Daddy Cool performer Donovan Blackwood and Jayme Ephraim from Stars in their Eyes were fronting the event which aims to raise funds to help provide thousands of vulnerable children with a present this Christmas.

Irish dancing, karaoke and a tombola were also part of the programme. Station staff wearing fancy dress were collecting donations from passengers.

"We are delighted with this year's fundraising programme to raise money for Help a London Child," says Jason Collins, group station manager at Waterloo.

"Last year we raised 9,084.48 for this worthy cause thanks to the generosity of the travelling public and are hoping to exceed 10,000 this year to help underprivileged children in London.

"All members of staff here have been working hard together using individual skills to ensure that this fundraising day is a success."

Whether the festivities will soothe the tempers of Waterloo and City Line commuters whose journeys were disrupted earlier in the week by excess dust remains to be seen.

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