8 June 2018
Kew House Care Home in Wimbledon hosts community concert
Kew House, our award-winning care home in Wimbledon, recently hosted a matinee concert in a nearby church to bring the care home closer to the local community.
Residents, their relatives and members of the surrounding area attended the special event which was held in the Sacred Heart Church on Edge Hill.
To kick off the concert, the Wimbledon High School for Girls sang songs such as I’ve Got Rhythm and A Million Dreams.
Following on from this, the Jigsaw Players’ Concert Series, a world-class chamber and jazz music group, performed classical songs from Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven.
Organiser of the event and Lifestyles Team Leader at Kew House Care Home, Georgina Miller said: “The concert itself was magical. Many of the residents there were living with dementia, but everybody was engaged, happy and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
“We are already being asked when the next concert is!”
Resident Dr Alan Wilson, 89 said: “I thought the concert was beautiful and the song choices were fantastic.
“The pieces that were performed were some of my favourite classical symphonies and this is a day that I will always treasure. It was very special indeed.”
As well as providing residents and members of the community with a performance from local talented musicians, the concert also raised £120 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which will help to fuel life-changing dementia research.
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