Winchester Dance Group Give Joy To Care Home Residents

Sunrise  |  April 15, 2020

A Winchester dance group have spread joy in a local care home after sending in video messages to residents at Sunrise of Winchester.

The local dance group, Intergr8, responded to a request by Sunrise of Winchester on social media for letters and pictures from children in the community.

After recording a series of messages of their students, the studio sent in a montage video to the care home. Intergr8 have also promised to come to Sunrise of Winchester to perform a dance once the current crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has passed.

Speaking of the messages, Dawn Sanders, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Winchester, said:

“Thank you to all of the local children who have sent letters and pictures to our residents at Sunrise of Winchester.

“In these uncertain times it’s important that our residents continue to feel part of the community and connect with local people. Intergr8’s video has done just that, and you can see by the smiles on their faces just how much this means to them.

”All the staff and residents very much look forward to welcoming in the dance group for a performance once the current coronavirus crisis is over.”

Sunrise of Winchester have also put a post box outside their entrance for passers-by to post their letters and pictures. The local community are also invited to give residents a wave trough their window as they’re walking by.

Mitch Allen, a Dance Teacher at Intergr8 Dance, said:

“All of us at Integr8 Dance couldn’t help but think about all the residents that are unable to have family visits through this awful time. This is why I stepped up and thought of the idea to create a short video full of messages from our dancers, dance videos and photos to help spread some happiness and smiles to those residents at Sunrise of Winchester.

“With the help from some of our students, the video was completed with numerous video messages, dance videos and a lot of photographic memories from over the years.”

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