VIDEO: Sheffield Station enjoys Christmas cheer at lights switch-on

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Families gathered to watch a brass band spread festive cheer to commuters as Sheffield Station’s Christmas lights went live.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Peter Rippon flicked the switch on the station’s tree, while Oughtibridge Brass Band and the Tintagle Voices Sheffield choir belted out festive favourites.

St Luke's Christmas tree is switched on at Sheffield's Train Station by Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon while Oughtibridge Brass Band played carols and songs were sung by Tintagle Voices.Fundraising co-ordinator Nikki Moorhouse by the tree

St Luke's Christmas tree is switched on at Sheffield's Train Station by Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon while Oughtibridge Brass Band played carols and songs were sung by Tintagle Voices.Fundraising co-ordinator Nikki Moorhouse by the tree

An army of fundraisers lined the station at the event, in aid of adult terminal illness charity St Luke’s Hospice’s Festival Of Light, which puts lights across the city to raise money for the charity.

Coun Rippon said: “It’s really important to support St Luke’s Hospice. It’s been here for 40 years - it’s a Sheffield institution.

“It doesn’t just support those with illness, but also the families. They help people through a difficult time.”

Fundraising Coordinator Nikki Moorhouse, aged 29, added: “People who come through here can sometimes be stressed from work and train delays so we hope this spreads some joy and makes people feel a bit better.”

Mum Sam Prestwich, aged 31, from Hatfield, Doncaster, said: “We absolutely love it. It’s a really Christmas feel here and the brass band is really good.

“We came to see the Coca Cola truck, but this has just topped it off for the children.”