YOU LIGHT US UP: Westlife star brings festive cheer to town
Westlife singer and mayor kick off the festivities in town centre
SINGER Bryan McFadden teamed up with Hillingdon’s mayor to switch on the Uxbridge Christmas lights on Sunday.
The Westlife singer joined mayor George Cooper and enthusiastic crowds to flick the switch outside Uxbridge tube station, officially luanching this year’s festive season.
It followed a parade from Chequers Square to intu Uxbridge and preceded Bryan giving a performance at the Pavilions shopping centre.
The Metropolitan police and Hillingdon Council spearheaded an initiative for children in care, where gift tags with a request were attached to the railings around the Christmas tree.
The idea is for residents to take away the tag and buyb a gift.if Th These can thenh be taken to Botwell Green Library, the Civic Centre and Uxbridge Police Station to be distributed to children in need.
On Saturday, November 14, the mayor also switched on the lights at Northwood Hills, but a concert featuring children from St John’s School, Hillside Junior school, Harlyn Junior School, Northwood School and Haydon School had to be held indoors due to bad weather.
Today (Wednesday) the mayor will switch on the Christmas lights in Hayes town centre outside St Anselm’s Church, Station Road, from 4pm.
n JOINT EFFORT: (Clockwise from above) Mayor George Cooper and Bryan McFadden switch on the lights; Santa leads the parade through Uxbridge town centre; a Christmas tree outside the shopping centre; children from St John’s School perform in Northwood Hills; the Christmas tree inside intu Uxbridge Photos by Grant Humphreys www.buyaphototms.co.uk WL156819