Carers get a break in cafe singalong


Carers were given a well-earned break by putting on their dancing shoes for a morning of live entertainment.

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North which is the Comet’s Charity of the Year, put on a Carers’ Cafe to remember last week.

Professional singer Aimi Percival led a singing session at the event to brighten up the cold and bleak Monday morning. Aimi has been a regular supporter of Crossroads Care and performs her shows in care homes, having started singing in this way for her Grandmother who is in residential care.

She said “The Cafe Group are fun to visit and really enjoy a singsong. I don’t like to rush in and rush out after a session as I feel it makes it impersonal. I genuinely want everyone watching to have a good time and like to stay for a cup of tea and a natter. That’s what it is all about. I enjoy working with Crossroads.”

Jo Wilkinson, Executive Assistant for Crossroads Care said: “Sessions like this help to take away the stress of full-time caring.”

And carer Gwladys Duffy said: “The singing really brightened up my morning and I even got up for a couple of dances with one of the other carers”.

The Carers’ Cafe Group in Stevenage meet every Monday morning at the Day Centre in Roebuck. To find out more phone Jo Wilkinson on 0142 455578 or click here.

If you want to find out more about Aimi Percival Productions, email her on aimipercival@hotmail.co.uk