RESIDENTS and guests at a care home in Lymm were thrilled to welcome back their first live music performance of the year.

Those living, working and visiting Cheshire Grange Care Home were treated to a garden concert for the first time since lockdown restrictions came into force last year.

Accordionist John Jones led the entertainment, playing many old-time favourites such as Que Sera Sera and Daisy Daisy, along with more traditional accordion folk songs.

John, a favourite at Cheshire Grange for several years, made sure he reached as many residents as possible by playing at the bedroom windows of those who were not able to attend the garden performance.

A request for ABBA’s Dancing Queen from a family who were visiting at the time brought much joy to them at a particularly difficult time.

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The hospitality team at the home provided a range of mocktails for residents to enjoy during the show, including a Barchester Buckaroo and a Lymm Lime Fizz

Dawn Holsgrove-Smith, general manager at Cheshire Grange, said: “Our residents had a wonderful afternoon singing along to tunes that they loved.

“For a brief moment, we all could forget what was going on in the outside world and just relax with our residents in the afternoon sunshine.

“We do our best to provide a wide range of activities and entertainment at Cheshire Grange as part of the lifestyle enrichment programme for residents, and this was one was one of our favourites.”