Pod is perfect stage for Valentine's Day serenade

Residents at a care home in Alford enjoyed their first live performance since lockdown on Valentine's Day when they were serenaded from a visitors' pod.

Charlie Sinclair entertained residents from the visitors' pod.

Charlie Sinclair made sure he followed Covid protocols and the visitors’ pod turned out to be the perfect stage.

Residents loved Charlie’s performance and moved, danced and toe-tapped to his repertoire of rock ‘n’ roll and country favourites.

Charlie also made sure he included a few romantic numbers in honour of the occasion.

The visitors’ pod had been installed last year so that residents could continue to see their loved ones during the pandemic.

The pod is purpose-built and accessed from the outside by visitors who can then carry out their visit safely from inside the structure.

The pod has proved a simple, yet effective measure in ensuring that residents have every means possible to stay safe and stay connected.

Home Manager Kelly Davies said: “Charlie gave a lively performance, and our residents loved every minute of it.

"It was amazing to see everyone let their hair down and have some fun. I love to see residents up dancing and singing - it was fantastic.

"It seems such a long time since we have had a performer come to the home.

"Before Coronavirus, Charlie came often, it feels like he will soon have a regular spot again thanks to the pod. I loved seeing everyone so happy!”

If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one please call Kelly or Tiffany on 01507 462112, or email the home at [email protected] .