On Friday 14th December, the Southend West MP spread joined in the festivities across the constituency with his annual Christmas visits. Starting the day dressed as Santa Claus, the MP surprised the children at Southend Hospital Children’s Ward and Fair Havens Hospice with presents and toys.
Sir David also paid a special visit to the Salvation Army, at Chalkwell Park for a carol concert. Recognising the invaluable work that the Salvation Army do over the Christmas period, he thanked the volunteers for efforts in helping the most vulnerable at this time of year. The MP also dropped by Southend’s Police and Ambulance Stations, to say thank you to the men and women who will be giving up their time this Christmas to keep us all safe over the festive period.
The MP finished the day at the Woodcutters Arms for the Belfairs Lights Switch On. Sir David was joined by local Councillors and Deputy Mayor Cllr Ann Holland. At the event, children from the Fairways School Choir gave a special performance of Christmas carols. Alongside the lights switch on, shops in Belfairs were taking part in the annual Best Dressed Christmas Window award.
Sir David said ‘There is nothing I enjoy more at this time of the year than joining in all the wonderful festive events that bring the whole community together. I wish everyone a very happy Christmas, and hope to see many people at all the fantastic local events this festive period.’