Paralympic gold medalist Ollie Hynd set to light up Sutton

NMAC11-3193-4''Crowds gathered in Portland Square in Sutton on Saturday for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on event with Ashfield District Council Chairman Coun. May Barsby and Santa.
NMAC11-3193-4''Crowds gathered in Portland Square in Sutton on Saturday for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on event with Ashfield District Council Chairman Coun. May Barsby and Santa.
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PARALYMPIC gold medal winner Ollie Hynd is set to turn on the Christmas lights in Sutton town centre on Saturday at an event organised by Sutton Town Centre Group.

The young swimmer, who is from Kirkby, will switch on the lights in Portland Square at 4.15pm.

There will be two days of festivities which take place on Friday and Saturday.

Liz Barrett, from the Sutton Town Centre Group, said: “We have worked hard to try and offer a wide range of activities and events which are either free or affordable.

“Santa will be visiting us and will be found on Portland Square where local children will be able to visit him and tell him what they would like for Christmas.

“The Idlewells Centre will be used as part of this event and likewise Sutton Centre Community College.

“The Rotary will be involved on the Saturday, local Churches will be and there will be a mascot dance off where local mascots try and prove which organisation is the best.”

For more details on the event in Sutton along with the Kirkby Christmas Festival which takes place the following week, see tomorrow’s Ashfield Chad.

Here is your full programme of events in Sutton town centre this week . . .

Friday

10am - 1pm: Takeover Radio 106.9 (Live broadcast M & M Show) in Portland Square

10.30am: Charity Zumbathon in Portland Square

1pm - 2.15pm: Christmas Concert Acts in Portland Square

1pm - 4pm: Takeover Radio 106.9 (Live Broadcast Darren & Friends) at Portland Square

2.15pm: Primary school children sing Christmas songs at the Idlewells.

Saturday

9am - 3.30pm: Activity area and Christmas Craft Fair at Sutton Centre including beauty treatments, angel card, readings, bouncy castles, face painting, kids crafts and free kids activities

10am - 1pm: Takeover Radio 106.9 (Live Broadcast - Stoney) in Portland Square

10.30am - 2.30pm: Children’s Inflatable at Sutton

11am: Flash Mob in the Idlewells

11am - 1pm: Badminton coaching and free play at Sutton Centre

11.15am: Stoney’s Christmas Quiz in Portland Square

11.15am - 12.15pm: The Bainbridge - Latin / Ball Room Dancing at the Idlewells

12.15pm: Live Music from Georgia Oram (winner of Mansfields Got Talent 2012) in the Idlewells

12.30pm: Mascot Event - Dance Off in Portland Square

12.45pm: Live Music from Sam Jones

1pm - 2pm: The Bainbridge - Latin / Ball Room Dancing at Sutton Centre

1pm - 3pm: Squash free play at Sutton Centre

1.30pm: Live Music from Georgia Oram (winner of Mansfields Got Talent 2012) in Portland Square

1.30pm: Live Music from Sam Jones in Portland Square

2pm - 3pm: Heart of England Taekwondo at Sutton Centre

2.30pm: Charity Zumbathon in Portland Square

2.30pm: Mascot event - inflatable challenge at Sutton Centre

3.45pm: Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School in Portland Square

4pm: Rev Boyd - Christmas Address in Portland Square

4.15pm: Christmas Light Switch by Ollie Hynd in Portland Square