Nativity in barn raises £3,000 for Clic Sargent

Greenend Farm, near St Boswells, was the poignant setting on Friday for a nativity play and carol concert in aid of young cancer sufferers.

Staged in one of farmers Grant and Nesta Todd’s barns by Clic Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, it proved a magical and atmospheric event, and it raised an impressive £3,000.

Twenty-three local children, from four schools – Melrose Primary, St Mary’s and St Boswells Primary and Earlston High School – were joined by live animals for the production, which was led by Pooee Pitman, director of Kelso Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS).

Accompanying music was organised and played on the keyboard by the Rev Marion Dodd.

There’s a picture special on the concert in this week’s Southern Reporter, out on Wednesday, but in the meantime, here’s a short video from our photographer Stuart Cobley of some of their songs.

Click the play button above, sit back and immerse yourself in some Christmas cheer.

Merry Christmas!