Music To Their Ears; Ingleby Care Home Gets Gift from Teeside Band

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Elderly care-Care Industry News (300 x 200)The residents of a Stockton-on-Tees care home will be enjoying the sound of music this spring after a community plea for a piano hits the right note.

After a visit to the Ingleby Care Home from talented musical maestros James (11) and Jeremy (9) Chen on Christmas Eve last year, who played a number of violin duets to their admiring audience, the home put out a call to the local community in a bid to find a spare piano – the brothers preferred instrument.

Earlier this month the piano plea was heard, with local Teeside band and locally well known band the Wildcats of Kilkenny donating the electric keyboard which will be delivered on the 27th – with the performance from piano prodigies James and Jeremy taking place later the same day.

Other events keeping the residents’ busy in the coming months include animation workshops, fetes and visits from local writers.

Christine Wilson, Activities Co-ordinator at Ingleby Care Home, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Wildcats of Kilkenny for donating this wonderful piano so that our residents can enjoy music – not only performed by James and Jeremy, but other acts too.

“Music is such an important part of our activities plan here, and often is a time for people to get together and reminisce – or simply just enjoy listening.

“We are very privileged to be in a local where there is so much support for the residents.”

The Wildcats of Kilkenny will be donating the piano on with a visit from band member Mike on the 27th February, with a performance from James at 2.30pm at the care home.

 

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