Saturday, June 15th, 2024

London Road, Sevenoaks becomes Abbey Road, London for the day to help raise funds for The Lewis Project

Staff from local businesses who signed up to recreate the famous zebra crossing scene that appeared on The Beatles’ Abbey Road album, in the year of its 50th anniversary, have helped raise in the region of £4,000 for The Lewis Project, the Sevenoaks-based organisation that helps promote mental wellbeing in young people over 16 through music.

Sevenoaks Town Mayor, Cllr Nicholas Busvine (left) and Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, Cllr John Edwards-Winser (right) with co-founders of The Lewis Project, Michele Grace and Sandra Boxall

The funds will be used to buy new musical instruments and to maintain the support offered to youngsters by The Lewis Project co-founders Michele Grace and Sandra Boxall in The House in The Basement at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.

Michele said: “The day was a great success and we had a lot of fun. London Road was closed for the event, and while the photographs were being taken of people on the Zebra crossing, musicians from The Lewis Project performed a Beatles set in the street to a large crowd, and then again later in The Anchor pub.

“We would like to give special thanks Marc from Kall Kwik, Barry from The Anchor pub and the staff at Handlesbanken in Sevenoaks who have supported The Lewis Project from the beginning in 2015. 

“It was a pleasure to have Cllr John Edwards-Winser the Chairman of  Sevenoaks District Council  join us, as the council helped fund the day. Cllr Nicholas Busvine OBE, the Sevenoaks Town Mayor, also joined in the fun.”

Michele and Sandra on the crossing with Philip Meldrum, The Lewis Project’s musical director and Tom Wiles, the musical instructor

Musicians from The Lewis Project also recently provided the entertainment at the official opening reception of Manak Solicitors’ new office which is close to the London Road Zebra crossing. You can read about the evening by CLICKING HERE

To find out more about The Lewis Project, why it was started, and the work it does go to: 

Musicians from The Lewis Project


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