MUSICAL residents of a Crewe care home are recording their debut album in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Pensioners at Mayfield House, Mayfield Mews, launched the fundraising campaign after one resident, John Moxham, became a social media star when a video of him singing was watched by over 10,000 people.
John, 94, said: “We all love to have a sing song and one day I was singing one of my favourites, The Isle of Innisfree. I can’t quite believe so many people have heard me sing, it’s fantastic!
“It’s amazing, everyone in the home is looking forward to being involved in the album and it’s for a good cause too.”
John’s time in the spotlight came after Ashley Mellor, of Ashley Mellor Music, shared the video. He said: “I thought it would be amazing to share more songs from the residents with the world. Music is such a powerful tool and to record them and have these songs exist forever would be incredibly special, especially for friends and family of the residents.”
The care home is now hoping to raise £1,500 to produce a debut album featuring songs from across the 20th century, solos, instrumentals and massed songs with all of the residents singing together. All proceeds from album sales will go to the Alzheimer’s Society to support vital dementia research and support.
Mayfield House owner Anne Littleton said: “We truly love music and singing here at Mayfield House, and I think the album is a wonderful idea which will make such a special gift for the families, as well as helping to raise money for a fantastic charity. Any donations would be much appreciated – this project means so much to everyone.”