Exmouth Christmas sing-a-long hailed as a success

THE organiser of a charity Christmas sing-a-long believes the event grows from strength to strength every year it is held.

Laura McAdam, Christian Aid’s regional coordinator for Devon and Cornwall, was delighted with the success of the annual Great Big Christmas Sing held at Exmouth Pavilion last Saturday night, December 4.

Around �1000 was raised for the charity as a result of two music events which took place on the day.

In the afternoon, there was a showcase of talent from Exmouth’s primary schools and, in the evening, a number of skilled acts from around the town took to the stage.

Laura said some of the highlights included excellent performances from children at both Brixington and Marpool primary schools.

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“Both events were really well attended,” Laura said.

She added: “This is the seventh annual Great Big Christmas Sing. It goes from strength to strength every year.

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“It is now firmly placed as an important part of Christmas celebrations in Exmouth.

“I would like to thank people for their generosity and everybody who took part.”

A key part of the event entails audience participation where people sing an array of carols.

There was a feature called ‘stories from Bethleham’ where Laura spoke about her recent trip overseas and the work of Christian Aid all over the world.

Another notable highlight was a performance from Exmouth Shantymen.

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