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Midlands Care Group Call Upon Local Musical Guidance to Create Original Christmas Song

A Midlands care provider has called upon local musical guidance to create its own original Christmas song — continuing its commitment to community and togetherness.

Macc Care Group’s head office team has partnered with local music education business, Putting Music First, to create a unique festive song titled Macc’s Roses. The song was created as a token of appreciation for residents and staff alike — symbolising the strong community spirit of the care group.

Choosing to prioritise the safety of its residents, Macc Care decided to postpone its annual GEM awards — an internal celebration of individual success stories. However, the team were still determined to spread festive cheer and extend their gratitude to those who have endured another turbulent year in social care.

With the utmost consideration of government guidelines, the head office team joined together in song, to ensure not all Christmas celebration was lost. The song was specially designed to emphasise that Macc Care Group is one big family and that caring for eachother over the last year is a reason to celebrate in itself. Finishing with the line, “Let’s raise a glass to everyone” is a true testament to the care group’s resilient community.

Putting Music First is a local midlands music education business, fronted by Anji Hollinshead-Bland, a specialist guitar and ukulele teacher working in the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Borders. It provides a passionate, dedicated tuition, as well as lending its ability to formulate catchy original songs.

Sharen Guise, Director of Operations at Macc Care Group, said: “The decision to delay our GEM awards evening was a hard decision but given the current rise in Covid cases, it was important to put the safety of our staff, residents and wider community first. We were determined to reignite our festive spirits, so we decided to warm up our vocal cords and make a unique Christmas song. Putting Music First were fantastic and despite our distinct lack of musical talent, provided us with a really powerful, catchy song that resonated across all of our homes.”

Sharen continued: “Creating this song has even inspired some of our homes to hold their own carol concerts and embrace the unique ability of music to spread Christmas cheer. We hope that next year will resemble something of normality but in the meantime we will continue to sing our hearts out and hopefully everyone at Macc Care understands just how valued they are.”