Kids on Track Carol Service

Over 300 people turned up to support new local charity, Kids on Track Andover on Friday night at a beautiful candlelit service at St Marys.  Pupils from Vigo Primary School began  the service with “Turn off the Lights” and delighted the audience with their singing but also their use of sign language as they sang.  Drummer, Gus White performed with Kids on Track children in a fantastic percussion rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful and a wonderful jazz band of kids named the Christmas Crackers performed a spectacular version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  The readings were given by children from the charity and then, ITN’s newsreader, Tom Bradby read a poem entitled “Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams” but before he began he spoke about the importance of having aspirations and ambition.  At the end of the service former Mayor of Andover, Carl Borg-Neal presented a cheque for £2000 to Kids on Track founder, Kiki Godson this was money he had raised in his time of office for the charity.  Everyone had a fabulous evening and the festive spirit was certainly flowing as the congregation were offered mince pies and wine before leaving.