A Mansfield choir with a collective age of 1,568 are going national

Woodleigh Christain Care Home choir
Woodleigh Christain Care Home choir

Residents of care home are hitting the rights notes as they enter a singing competition.

Woodleigh Christian Care Home, Norlfolk Drive, are entering the national competition for the third year running and after coming third and second think this is their year to take poll position.

Kirsty-May Heath, admin manager for the care home, said: “The choir is the corner pin of the care home and provides a great social activity for everyone, and as everyone really enjoys singing we wanted to enter the competition again.”

Care Home idol is run by CareHome.co.uk and is annual competition to promote and celebrate all forms of entertainment in UK Care Homes.

The group sing traditional songs, hymns, and have given a comic twist to The Beatles classic When I’m 64 as they sing when I’m 94 instead.

The singers ages add up to 1,568 and on a good day there are 20 people in their ranks.

“Throughout the year we put on shows and invite friends and family and we want to get the community behind us with this years entry.”

Trying to win the top spot the group have uploaded their entry of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to the website and voting will close mid January and if they are successful they will take home have a trophy, cash prize and a Sing for Your Life Music Box.

To vote for Woodleigh go to www.carehome.co.uk/idol/idol.cfm/id/227