Sunday, 19 September 2021

Care home’s alive with The Sound of Music

RESIDENTS at Watlington and District Nursing Home took centre stage as they performed a version of

RESIDENTS at Watlington and District Nursing Home took centre stage as they performed a version of

The Sound of Music.


They recreated the Robert Wise classic with family and friends, supported by community interest company Ladder to the Moon.

The show was as part of a two-year national arts programme called Shine! and was filmed.

Irene Rawlings, 94, who played Maria von Trapp, said: “The film shoot was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute in the spotlight."



Frederick Irvine, 93, added: “I was thrilled to be a part of the project and we all put on a praiseworthy performance.”

Shula Hawes, programme co-ordinator for Ladder to the Moon, said: “

The Sound of Music
theme was chosen by the staff and residents and the entire project was collaborative.

“It was great to support the staff at the home and to involve all residents in a really creative project.”

Karen Hilton, the home’s activities leader, said: “It was wonderful to see the residents and team working together in such a creative way.

“Many of the residents contributed fantastic ideas throughout the planning process.”

The home in Hill Road, Watlington, is owned by Sanctuary Care.



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