Six care homes from across Hull and the wider region came together at the city’s Freedom Centre and put on a performance of a lifetime for the local community.
Residents and staff from The HICA Group care homes entertained a packed audience with renditions of well-known, popular songs and dance routines. It was the first time many residents had ever appeared on a stage.
Residents from Wilton Lodge, Isaac Robinson Court and Elm Tree Court, all based in Hull, as well as those from Red House in Bridlington, Sunningdale Court in Scunthorpe and Louth-based The Wolds Care Centre recently took part in the musical extravaganza in front of an audience of 125 people.
Eleven singing and dance acts performed before friends and family, including a surprise act featuring members of HICA Group’s SHINE committee, performing a version of Bucks Fizz’s ‘Making Your Mind Up’, in drag.
Terry Peel, CEO at HICA Group, said: “This was a fantastic local community event which our residents and staff members put their heart and soul into.
“They rehearsed for hours to ensure they would put on a performance to remember for their loved ones.
“It was fabulous to showcase the talents of our residents and, most importantly, see them thrive on the stage, before an appreciative audience.
“The event and the meticulous planning around it provided some wonderful benefits for our residents, boosting their self-esteem, helping to reduce anxiety and improving their overall wellbeing.”
Barbara from The Wolds Care Centre in Louth said “We rehearsed for weeks to make sure we put on a performance of a lifetime to the audience which included our family and friends too.
“I had such a great time and will be reliving the experience for weeks to come!
“All our hard work paid off and it was great to be there up on the stage.”