Gun­ther hosts car­ols for Gayn­dah to en­joy

Central and North Burnett Times - - PULSE -

MORE than 100 Gayn­dah lo­cals came out for a night of car­ols un­der twin­kling fairy lights, with their dear­est se­niors.

Gayn­dah Churches came to­gether to host the night at Gun­ther Vil­lage Aged Care Home, pro­vid­ing a free sausage siz­zle and ice creams, and singing car­ols.

“It was an ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful night, and the res­i­dents were telling me it was the best car­ols they had ever been to,” Life­style co-or­di­na­tor Jenny Thomp­son said.

“We loved hav­ing the car­ols right here at Gun­ther be­cause it meant we could in­clude some res­i­dents that don’t of­ten get to go out to events.

“We also had a guest ap­pear­ance from Santa who was hand­ing out lol­lies but we un­der­es­ti­mated the sup­ply he would need, his lolly bas­ket had to be topped up twice.”

Santa wasn’t the only guest ap­pear­ance of the night.

“Our Gun­ther Groovers choir made the other spe­cial ap­pear­ance of the night when they per­formed Lit­tle Drum­mer Boy for the crowd,” Mrs Thomp­son said.

“Our choir al­lows our res­i­dents who have been in choirs through­out their life to ful­fil their dream of still be­long­ing to one.

“It also as­sists with stim­u­la­tion and they loved per­form­ing.”

The aged care home sold can­dle glow sticks and neon bracelets on the night with prof­its go­ing to the home’s life­style pro­gram, fund­ing day bus trips for the res­i­dents.

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