A LITTLE boy has been named as a “star” of his town after a competition.

Harrison Evans, of Newbridge was one of the winners of the Star of Newbridge which was launched through Light Up Newbridge's campaign.

Light Up Newbridge is a group which raises money for the town's Christmas lights and switch-on event.

The Star of Newbridge campaign aims to raise awareness of those who are helpful in the community and the winner (or winners) will help turn the Christmas lights on.

This year, four-year-old Harrison won the hearts of the people along with Ray and Joan Martin - who are well-known in the town for their community work.

The win comes ahead of the Light Up Newbridge Christmas lights switch on and the launch of 'Talk to Me' - a charity single set up to raise money for William's Syndrome, which Harrison has.

Sarah Bennett-Evans, Harrison's mum, said she is delighted on her son's win and has thanked the community for their votes.

She said: "The Light Up Newbridge group have been fantastic in getting Christmas lights to our town. They approached us and said they didn't want their event to take away the audience to ours - as our single launch was based elsewhere.

"We will now hold both events at the memo which will be great.

"It's great Harri has won the Star of Newbridge competition and he will lead the glow walk with Ray and Joan - who have been great and supported us at all our charity events."

She added: "Because of Harri's development he has only just discovered Christmas this year and has been getting really excited, so this will be great for him."

Both events will take place in Newbridge Memo this Friday and include a carol service, glow walk, Christmas market, family disco, Santa’s grotto, Williams Syndrome charity single launch and live music from 5pm onwards.

The single launch for 'Talk to Me' takes place from 8pm after the Christmas lights switch on and will follow with music from local band The Kiltics.

After the launch, 'Talk to Me' will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other main websites.

Physical CDs will also be available to purchase on the night.