A group of Year 7 students from a South London Catholic school raised the roof at Oval Tube station with their carol singing during rush hour on December 2.
Though small in number, the pupils’ dulcet tones caught the attention of commuters – all for a good cause – to raise money for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).
The students from Sacred Heart RC Secondary School in Camberwell sang traditional Christmas carols to get people in the festive mood, and station users responded – a total of £320.00 was collected in just over an hour!
The cash will go a long way towards supporting AoS’ work with seafarers and their families, and help spread some Christmas cheer among the hundreds of seafarers arriving at UK ports this season.
AoS Development Director John Green said, “The children were such great singers. We’re delighted to have them and their school do their bit to raise awareness about seafarers who work through the Christmas season to bring us up to 95% of the goods and services we consume.”
The dulcet tones of the pupils were heard at Oval Tube station
Green also thanked the management of Oval Tube station for their support.
More carols for seafarers have been planned in London over the next few weeks.
On December 11, pupils from Sacred Heart of Mary School in Upminster will be carolling at Upminster Tube station between 1.30 and 2.30pm.
And on December 16, pupils of Westminster Cathedral School will sing at Pimlico Tube station between 1.30 and 2.30pm.
Later that day, from 4.30 to 6.30pm, the same students will join AoS head office staff and a team from shipping law firm Holman Fenwick Willan to spread more Christmas joy to commuters at Pimlico Tube Station.