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Fanfare entertains Wimborne House residents

6 July 2020

Residents at Wimborne House retirement living service in Gravesend were treated to an outdoors performance by the London Fanfare Trumpets this weekend.

The London Fanfare Trumpets performing for residents at Wimborne HouseThe London Fanfare Trumpets performing for residents at Wimborne House

Five members of the London Fanfare Trumpets visited the service and performed a selection of well-known songs, including timeless favourites such as James Bond theme tunes and even Dancing Queen by ABBA! With social distancing in mind, the musicians performed outside, in the retirement service’s gardens, rather than in the communal lounge.

Many residents, including those who are continuing to shield, chose to watch the performance from their apartment windows. The group also kindly performed twice – once on either side of the building – so that as many residents as possible could enjoy the concert from the safety of their apartments. Other households near to the retirement living service could also hear the trumpeters perform and the neighbours very much enjoyed the free entertainment.

The performance is just one of a range of regular activities and events organised by the onsite Wellbeing and Inclusion team, which aims to improve residents’ emotional and physical wellbeing, reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation, and help residents to feel part of their community.

Abu Aref, Care and Support Team Leader at Wimborne House said: “I think it is safe to say that Saturday’s visit by the London Fanfare Trumpets was a great success! So many residents have been talking about how much they enjoyed it. We’d like to thank them for putting on a wonderful concert, and we hope they’ll come back and perform again for us soon.”

For more information about life at Sanctuary Retirement Living, you can find out more about our wellbeing and inclusion teams, read resident stories or find a retirement property nearby.

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