URMSTON Partnership works tirelessly throughout the year for Urmston with free events such as the Community Advent Calendar, the Halloween Spooky Walk and the Scarecrow Festival to name just a few.

I’m sure you’ll all agree that it does a tremendous job with these events and it don’t always get the recognition it so rightly deserves. So a huge thank you to all at Urmston Partnership for all they do to help make our town the great area that it is.

The latest event from the Partnership was the Urmston Christmas lights switch-on event and I would like to thank Urmston Partnership for inviting me to present and perform at this event again this year. It really is an honour to do it.

The event, on Queen’s Road in Urmston, was packed with residents who turned up in droves to support and welcome Christmas to Urmston town and of course to see Father Christmas who made a special guest appearance!

I sang a few Christmas classics along with my signature tune New York, New York to a very welcoming crowd.

Then I handed over to the children of Kingsway Primary School and Urmston Primary School who were both fantastic! There’s nothing like a group of children singing Christmas carols to melt your heart and get you in the Christmas spirit.

Only when the children shouted loud enough for him to hear did Father Christmas arrive, much to the eruption of cheers from both children and adults alike! I remember how excited I used to be as a small child when Father Christmas came round all the streets, knocking on doors to see if the children were being good before Christmas and it’s lovely to be able to play my part in helping keep that kind of magic alive for today’s children.

Flixton Community Band finished off the event with some rousing Christmas tunes to end what was a truly fantastic event.

The following day, Val and I attended St Mary the Virgin Church Hall in Davyhulme for their Christmas fair and spent a lovely afternoon browsing the stalls and visiting the pop-up café for coffee and cake! It was lovely to meet some readers of Wayne’s World and have a chat. There’s always a lovely warm atmosphere at St Mary’s events and Val and I are always made to feel very welcome.

The next public event for me is the Timperley Christmas Lights event on Friday, November 30, where I will again be presenting and performing.

There will be performances from local schools Willows Primary, Heyes Lane Primary and Forest school. Father Christmas will again be making an appearance and the Mayor will be presenting the North West in Bloom Awards. There will be festive store windows and the launch of Timperley’s Treasure Trail Competition. I hope you will all come along from 4pm to 6pm outside Sayers Bakery, and welcome Christmas to Timperley. See you there!