WITH Christmas just days away, the cheery pupils of Beaufort Primary School brought some festive spirit to the elderly folk at Churchill Retirement Living’s Beaufort Lodge.
The complex on Grove Road in Woking comprises one and two-bedroom apartments designed specifically for the over-60s to live in.
The young singers, all of them Year 4 students at the Goldsworth Park school, performed a special carol service for the apartment owners and staff, as well as for local visitors who dropped in to boost their own level of seasonal cheer ahead of Santa’s visit.
Many a familiar Christmas tune was sung, the all-time favourites Away in a Manger, Silent Night and Once in Royal David’s City going down particularly well.
Churchill’s Regional Marketing Manager, Anne Scherrer, said: “It was wonderful to see the different generations gathered together as one to celebrate this special time of year and help spread the magic of Christmas.
“But we should all try to remember that this can be a difficult time for people in less fortunate circumstances than ourselves, especially those who have no family around them with whom to spend time.
“Holding events such as this one really does help to spread around the Christmas spirit for all to share. The pupils from Beaufort Primary School sang beautifully, and I know that all the residents at Beaufort Lodge took a real delight in the singing showcase – it has left them feeling very festive indeed.”
The carol singing was just the latest in a series of seasonal get-togethers held at the lodge in the run up to the big day, with a Christmas dinner also on the menu.