Children from a Morden primary school brought Christmas cheer to Wimbledon on Monday as they sang carols at the station.

36 pupils from St Teresa’s RC Primary School banded together on a chilly evening to sing carols and raise money for HCPT – a charity which organises holidays for disadvantaged or disabled children.

Teachers said the children understood the importance of helping others, with their hard work raising more than £326 for the charity.

Led by the school’s talented choir director, Vanessa Aransiola, and a team of dedicated support staff, the choir rehearsed every day during the preceding week in their lunch breaks.

Bridget Mullens,  a group leader with HCPT, said: “Commuters have been bowled over by the children’s performance and have asked if they will be returning next year.

“The commuters really appreciated the beautiful singing of the children and showed their appreciation by standing and listening and spoke really kindly and were complimentary.”

HCPT (Hosanna House and Children's Pilgrimage Trust) was formed in 1956 when a young doctor, Michael Strode, took four children, with disabilities to Lourdes in the South of France.

From the outset he insisted that the children should be treated just like other pilgrims and should be accommodated in hotels and not in hospitals.

This idea was revolutionary at the time. Now, some 60 years on, every Easter, HCPT take about a 1,000 young people, with a range of disabilities and specific needs. to share life changing opportunities and very special experiences.