Festive celebrations arrive at care home

Coastal Voices bringing Christmas to Mallard Court
Coastal Voices bringing Christmas to Mallard Court

Christmas and New Year celebrations have just arrived at a Bridlington care home.

Carols, dinner and even New Year Haggis and Neeps are being served up for 68 residents and their families and friends at Mallard Court, Avocet Way, almost a month after the real events in December.

Sarah Kirk, manager, explained: “There were so many residents unwell over the Christmas period it had to be abandoned but we didn’t want them or their relatives to miss out so we are holding it now.”

The time-slip celebrations began with a visit from the Coastal Voices Choir last Thursday, January 15, Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings was being served up today, Thursday 22, and tomorrow, Friday 23.

There is a piping in of the haggis complete with tatties and neeps to mark the New Year. The only thing missing are Christmas decorations.

“We thought it might be tempting fate, as we did that at Christmas and quite a lot of our residents became ill,” said Sarah. The Coastal Voices concert went down very well with people joining in with familiar songs and carols

The independently formed East Coast choir is still looking for new members. Their sessions are held once a week on Mondays between 7pm and 9pm at The Spa. Anyone interested should get in touch with secretary Sue Shaw by email: taster@coastalvoiceschoir.co.uk.

Alternatively phone 07793112397 or they can visit their website online at www.coastalvoiceschoir.co.uk