Patients at Weston Hospicecare’s Day Hospice enjoyed an afternoon of carols and Christmas cheer today when members of Uphill Primary School’s choir came to entertain them.
Thirteen pupils from Years 5 and 6 sang a mixture of traditional carols and more modern Christmas songs including a stunning rendition of the song “Hallelujah”, to the delight of patients , staff and volunteers alike.
Staff Nurse Wendy Roger-Jones said “The children sang beautifully and it was a pleasure to have them join us to start the Day Hospice Christmas festivities in style. After they had sung the children spent time chatting to all the patients which was lovely and very much appreciated.”
Janet Brill, a patient, commented: “It was just wonderful – they sang so beautifully it brought tears to my eyes”.
The festivities will continue for Day Hospice patients with visits this week and next with visits from school choirs from Worle Village Primary School and Oldmixon Primary School, special Christmas lunches and hilarious pantomimes performed by staff and volunteers.