A care home in Stockton-On-Tees is appealing to the local community for the loan of a piano so they can bring music to the ears of elderly residents.
Ingleby Care Home, situated in Ingleby Barwick, welcomed talented young duo Jeremy Chen, aged nine, and older brother James, 11, for a violin concert on Christmas Eve which was so popular with residents that they are now hoping the boys can return this year to play the piano.
Dozens of residents were joined by friends and family members for the Christmas concert, during which the gifted pair played classical music and popular festive songs.
Whilst their performance received huge applause, the brothers are actually better-known for their abilities on the piano and have won numerous competitions for their talents, with James twice taking home the trophy for the Stockton Music Festival Young Instrumentalist of the Year.
Christine Wilson, Activities Co-ordinator at Ingleby Care Home, said: “The boys played beautifully on their violins but we know that that their true talent lies in the piano, and that they would really like to return to the home to play to the residents.
“Unfortunately, we do not have a piano at the home and so we are now appealing to any individuals or community groups who may be able to lend us the instrument. The residents would love to hear the boys play and we hope that this can be made possible.”