Watch Wellingborough care home's rendition of 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'

Staff dressed up for their own rendition of the Tony Christie classic turned into a charity hit by comedian Peter Kay

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 11:03 am
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 11:04 am

Staff at a Wellingborough care home have been keeping residents entertained with their rendition of 'Is This The Way To Amarillo.'

Peter Kay recreated Tony Christie's 1971 hit 15 years ago for Comic Relief, and a new version featuring clips of doctors, nurses and firefighters singing along was shown during the BBC's Big Night In last week.

But for a slightly more local version, look no further than Dukes Court care home in Northampton Road, Wellingborough, which has made its very own one for residents.

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Staff at Dukes Court care home in Wellingborough have made their own version of 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'

Home manager Heidi Smith said: "This is just one example of things that we are doing to keep our residents entertained and active, and to ensure that they continue to enjoy life in these restricted times.

"Whilst maintaining social distancing the residents' activities have not reduced.

"We have ensured that we still enjoy the garden and have many garden parties (weather permitting), we continue with their arts and crafts and complete one-to-one activities."

The video shows staff dressed up in a range of costumes, including a penguin, and wearing face masks while dancing in the care home corridor.

But it's not just the video that makes Heidi proud of her staff.

She added: "We have so many positive posts on our Facebook page and lots more coming up too.

"We are working extremely hard to ensure the mental well-being of our residents and maintain a good quality of life during these confusing times.

"I am so proud of each and every one of my staff for the sheer dedication, love and most importantly care that they provide all of our residents every single day without fail."

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