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Young carol singers raise money for local winter night shelter

Children from a Southwark primary school sang carols on the concourse of London Bridge Station on Wednesday morning to raise money for a winter night shelter project run by local churches.

Young carol singers raise money for local winter night shelter

The 22-strong choir from Cathedral School performed on the main line concourse as commuters streamed into the capital on Wednesday morning. Many people stopped to listen and put money in the collection buckets.

Money raised is going to The Robes Project, the North Southwark and North Lambeth churches charity providing emergency accommodation for homeless people during the coldest months of the winter.

Since 2007 local churches of several denominations have taken it in turns to provide a hot meal and overnight accommodation each night of the week during the coldest months of the winter.

The Robes Project also makes it a priority to look at the longer-term housing, employment and support needs of its homeless guests.

The choir's early morning appearance came on the same day as the children were due to appear at a Voices Foundation Christmas concert also featuring Eton College Choir at St Paul's Covent Garden.

An adult choir will be singing carols on the station for The Robes Project on Wednesday evening.

Cathedral School achieved the best SATs score in Southwark in the latest league tables published this week

• James Hyland will be performing his one-man show A Christmas Carol: As told by Jacob Marley (deceased) at St George the Martyr on Saturday 8 January in aid of The Robes Project and The Manna Society.

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