Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir delivers heart warming performance!

Thursday 31 August 2023

A heart warming performance raises almost £400 at Milton Ernest Hall’s Summer Fete!

Months of preparation were about to be realised as the day dawned on Milton Ernest Hall care home’s much anticipated “Summer Fete & BBQ”!  There may have been clouds in the sky but as vintage carnival games were laid out, the BBQ was fired up and the entertainers and stallholders began arriving this Bedfordshire care home was filled with the sound of excitement and the feeling of sunshine!

A scrumptious BBQ on the terrace, overlooking the stunning grounds – what a gorgeous day!

First to perform and open the afternoon was the hugely talented Ukulele band, who were swift to get set everyone’s feet tapping and hands clapping ready for the act everyone had been waiting for… the truly magnificent Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir!!

The Dementia Choir smiling and preparing to perform!

The Dementia Choir!

Members of the choir took their places, and residents, families and friends took their seats as the sky cleared and the sun shone down on a truly magical performance! Songs from across the ages had residents and families and friends swaying in their seats and enjoying every heartwarming moment! 

A totally magical performance from some wonderful people! A special moment for everyone 🧡

Jackie, a resident at Milton Ernest Hall spent the afternoon with 3 generations of her family singing and laughing and loving every moment! When asked about what she enjoyed the most, Jackie had this to say with a huge smile! 
“The Dementia Choir put on a really good show. My family really enjoyed the day and we even got some honey from the honey stall! It was really gorgeous. Excellent.“

Sarah, Jackie’s daughter, who spent the afternoon singing and swaying to the music with her Mum and her Daughter, added;

 “What a truly wonderful afternoon of family fun! Brilliant and uplifting with activities for everyone. A massive thank you to all the staff and residents for sharing your home and beautiful grounds. The level of care, energy, and commitment you all demonstrate daily was present in abundance. Fun activities, positivity, and kindness- what’s not love? Three generations from mum’s family all in agreement – thank you”

Raising almost £400 for the local Church funds!

With the care home ever-present at the heart of their local community and a venue for many of their local Milton Ernest clubs and group meetings, the home is proud to have raised almost £400 for their local Church’s new bathroom fundraiser! 

Making new memories, families together x

Vicky Hornibrook, Deputy Manager at Milton Ernest Hall commented “What a fabulous afternoon! This is what we love the most about our beautiful care home – it’s such a special place to bring our local community together and the memories our residents and their families make are just beautiful!” 

Rumour has it, they’ve already started planning for next year already!! 

To learn more about residential, respite, nursing and dementia care at Milton Ernest Hall, or if you’d like to join their team visit  or call 01234 825305 to book a tour.

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Jackie and her family enjoying every moment of the choir!

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