The winner of Tom Brake MP’s annual Christmas Card design competition helped kick off the festive season in Wallington on Friday, by illuminating the Old Town Hall with a string of seasonal Christmas lights.
Rory Fallon, from Harris Junior Academy in Carshalton, with his geometric robin design, was the overall winner in Tom’s annual competition to design a Christmas card to be sent to over 1000 residents, local charities and businesses.
As part of his prize, Rory was given the opportunity to press the button on the annual Christmas lights switch-on ceremony in Wallington, marking the start of the festive season. The event was held on Friday evening outside the Old Town Hall, and featured Santa’s Grotto, food stalls and carolling.
Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, said:
“I always look forward to the annual Christmas lights ceremony in Wallington, and this year’s maintained the high standard of previous events. From the delicious food cooked by The Woodcote Flying Club to a fantastic Santa’s Grotto funded by the local Rotary Club, this was a brilliant event for local families to mark the start of the run up to Christmas.
“With the evenings getting ever darker and colder, these festive lights in Wallington will put a smile on local residents’ faces. I also want to congratulate Rory on winning my design competition with his cheery robin, and on being the chosen one to switch on the lights!”