Special branch! X Factor star helps switch on Christmas tree lights at police station
Fleur East backs the Met Police's Christmas appeal
20 November, 2016
Fleur East with the Comissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
MET chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was joined by singer and X Factor star Fleur East to turn on the Christmas tree lights at Hyde Park police station.
The Met raises funds to buy presents for children in care as part of a scheme that began in 2012.
The “Christmas Tree Project” included a poster design competition, in which over 4,000 children took part.
This year’s winner was Violet, aged nine, whose poster displayed the phrase “Every child deserves a gift”, accompanied by a snowman in a police hat.
Ms East said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to give something back to local looked-after children.
“I urge everyone to get involved, pledge a gift and make a difference to a child this Christmas.”
Sir Bernard added: “We are grateful to all those who took part in last year’s campaign to spread some Christmas cheer and we hope to do the same this year.”