Window carols put smiles on the faces of Corby care home residents

A brass band and singers braved the cold and the rain to bring some Christmas cheer

By Sam Wildman
Monday, 21st December 2020, 2:57 pm
Updated Monday, 21st December 2020, 3:00 pm
The performance at Sandalwood Court.
The performance at Sandalwood Court.

Residents at a care home in Corby were treated to carols outside their window after a brass band and enthusiastic singers braved the cold and rain.

The musical group from Corby's Hope Church decided to bring some Christmas cheer to those living at Sandalwood Court in Butland Road as well as warden-controlled flats Swan Gardens in School Place.

On December 12, with carol sheets emailed across, staff arranged for residents to be near their open windows so they could hear.

The performance at Sandalwood Court.

Rev Damian Carr said: "It was so wonderful to see dozens of happy faces in the windows, singing along."

At Swan Gardens the group sang from the car park and at Sandalwood Court they stood outside along the pavement on the street.

They also took their community 'Big Blue Bus' and used wireless microphones with a speaker positioned in the open doors of the bus, parked across the road with Christmas lights in the windows, so residents could hear every word.

Damian added: "It was a precious time that hopefully brought a little joy in the middle of these uncertain times."