Hundreds flock to Cappielow for special Christmas Carol occasion
Over 500 people enjoyed a seasonal carols event on a cold, crisp Sunday afternoon at Cappielow stadium, the home of Championship football side Greenock Morton. To raise money for the Inverclyde Christian Initiative and Dreams Come True Scotland.
Aided by the first outing of Discover Inverclyde’s new huge promotional screen across the park giving a new dimension to the event, and the combined Inverclyde junior and senior school choirs and the adult Inverclyde Voices and a section of the Inverclyde Schools Concert Band, well known and well loved carols rang out strong around the ground making a joyful noise of a different kind, but nevertheless just as rousing, as Cappielow might hear on a Saturday afternoon football match.
With readings from Inverclyde Provost Robert Moran, Morton Chairman Douglas Rae, Healing Rooms Scotland Director Robbie Morrison and the club’s chaplain Rev David Hall and haunting Christmas songs from Shelagh McKay Jones and Morton striker Alex Samuel with girlfriend and worship leader Rachael Greenway from Wales, the real reason for the season was highlighted by local Elim Minister Fraser Donaldson.
Organised by Inverclyde Christian Initiative and the club, this is the second year of such an occasion following last year’s very successful Silent Night event. Chairman of the club Douglas Rae said, This was a wonderful occasion and I would encourage everyone to come and get something out of Carols at Cappielow, now an annual event. Chris Jewell of the Initiative added, ‘We are grateful to all who took part and to everyone who came along. Thanks too to Discover Inverclyde for the addition of their new giant screen which will be appearing more and more at local events and to West College Scotland, Greenock campus and Inverclyde TV for their valued technical help.’
Author: Hannah Attenburrow
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