Karaoke machine 'huge hit' with people paying for care

Posted on 05 May 2011

People paying for care in Howden are able to realise their rock star dreams after the generous donation of a new karaoke machine.

Residents at the Homeside Lodge sheltered housing complex were given the karaoke machine by workers at Procter and Gamble's technical centre in North Tyneside, reports the News Guardian.

The complex was no doubt a quieter place after the old karaoke machine broke, but resident John Burdis brought back the music by asking the company if it could help.

Gill Hardy, Community Matters co-ordinator at the office, said: "We were delighted to donate a new karaoke machine to help both staff and residents at Homeside Lodge to socialise, interact and be entertained."

People paying for care in Heavers Court residential home in Croydon were no doubt singing a certain song for Mabel Trimmer, who recently celebrated her 105th birthday.

According to Your Local guardian, Mabel was born in 1906, working as a hospital orderly before retiring in 1966 and moving to the care home in 1994.

Posted by Nigel Murphy



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