Wallington Girls’ Gospel Choir was given the rare chance to sing at a major train station in London this past weekend.

The group performed at Victoria, known to be the second-busiest in the capital, alongside five others that day on December 1.

They were among 100 choirs that performed across England in support of national charity Youth Music at a station which sees as many as 85 million passengers annually.

The organisation invests in music-making projects for children and young people while helping them to develop personally, socially and musically.

Youth Music works with those who don’t often get the chance to create music “because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through”.

Chief executive Matt Griffiths said: “‘100 Choirs’ is an amazing initiative. It’s been fantastic to see choirs and singing groups of every style and genre taking part in this national celebration, and raising money to create music-making opportunities for young people who would otherwise miss out.”

The 100 choirs were granted permission by national infrastructure manager Network Rail to sing and fundraise at eight major stations in London: Kings Cross, London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo.

Others were based at Birmingham New Street, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

Wallington Girls’ Gospel Choir performed at Victoria from 2pm to 2.30pm on the first day of December.