RESIDENTS of a Stirling residential home were treated to an afternoon of music, song and dance thanks to a British Armed Forces charity.

Those living at Ashford House Residential Home in Stirling were treated to an uplifting morning of entertainment as part of a special Springtime Special sing-along concert tour organised by The Not Forgotten.

The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces charity which supports serving and ex-service men and women, launched their Springtime Special series of nationwide outdoor concerts to boost the morale of thousands of care home residents across the nation, who have been some of the hardest affected by loneliness and isolation during lockdown.

Abiding by current social distancing regulations in UK care homes, residents and staff gathered for a fun-filled afternoon of music, song and dance as The Not Forgotten’s professional entertainment team brought a party atmosphere into their home.

Residents clapped their hands, tapped their feet and sang along with smiles on their faces as new memories were created listening to familiar feel-good favourites from the 60’s and 70’s ranging from ABBA to Elvis and the Beatles.

Lynnette Cobain of Ashford House Residential Home said: “My residents were like different people and have talked of the event for days since.

“They were all so happy which in turn made everyone else, all of the staff so happy also and it really lifted everyone’s spirits.”

Brigadier James Stopford, CBE, CEO of The Not Forgotten, added: “We’re thrilled to embark on this morale boosting tour, building on the enormous success of last year’s events which had such a positive impact on so many care home residents during the pandemic.

“According to Age UK there are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK.

“Our Springtime Special tour will enable us to connect with many of these people, bringing joy and entertainment into their homes as sadly, extreme loneliness and isolation is set to endure throughout 2021.

“One hundred years ago soprano Marta Cunningham founded The Not Forgotten based on the principles of providing entertainment and recreation to those who have worn their nation’s uniform and now suffer and we are delighted that to this day, a big part of our work continues to bring entertainment to those we support across the UK.”

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