Singers hit the high notes

Deputy Mayor Alan Roberts at the Park Beck Care Home with the Activ8 singers
Deputy Mayor Alan Roberts at the Park Beck Care Home with the Activ8 singers

RESIDENTS at a St Leonards care home were in for a treat last week when a singing group dropped in to brighten up their Bank Holiday weekend.

The Singing for Fun choir run by mental health charity Activ8 - based in Trinity Street - pitched up at the Park Beck Care Home in Upper Maze Hill and ran through an uplifting selection of classic pop hits and songs from the musicals.

Deputy Mayor Alan Roberts was also on hand to hear the group sing and organisers hailed it as a great success.

Ian Rabbett, who runs the fortnightly session at the Trinity Street-based centre along with Sylvia Swift told the Observer: “We had done it twice before and it’s a good way to mark the end of the current session.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and they have asked us if we will go back, which we will.

“The singing group is there for people with mental health problems and singing in front of an audience is really good for their confidence - it’s good for everybody really.”

The singing group will re-start over the summer - visit www.activ8network.org to find out more about the charity’s activities.