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Car park concert marks road to normality for local care home

30 June 2021

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, a Hertfordshire-based care home has hosted a ‘car park concert’ for its residents.

Staff at Premier Court Bupa Care Home treated residents and their families to a socially distanced outdoor concert from the Bel Canto Sopranos on 5th June, performing ballads from the past, as well as covers of recent songs.

The ‘car park concert’ idea came to life following an idea put forward to management by activity coordinator Jane Holly as news broke that the home could welcome outside entertainers to perform again, so they decided to put their car park to good use.

Andrew Stoner, Care Home Manager at Premier Court, said: “We’ve recently been hosting virtual concerts for our residents, but now we’re allowed to host and enjoy entertainment again we decided to set up the car park concert"

"All in-line with government guidelines of course to ensure the safety of all who attended."

“Our residents love music and the Bel Canto Sopranos covered a mixture of older classics, with a few more recent hits from all genres, which allowed everyone to join in the fun and sing along."

"We wanted to create a concert to allow residents and their families to celebrate the road out of lockdown, and we’re pleased that we were able to facilitate such a grand occasion.”

Resident, Jimmy Myhill, 96, who celebrated his birthday on June 5th, adds: “What a stroke of luck to have the concert fall on the same day as my birthday. It was a brilliant event for all involved and I’m so pleased I was able to share it with my family and friends at the home."

"The staff at Premier Court pulled out all the stops to make this an event for all the residents and their families to remember.”

Premier Court Bupa Care Home is situated in Bishop’s Stortford and welcomes residents in need of nursing or residential care. For further information, please visit https://www.bupa.co.uk/care-services/care-homes/premier-court-hertfordshire

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