With a year of charity fundraising coming to a close, residents at a retirement home were treated to a special choir concert.

Pupils from Alpha Preparatory School visited Randolph House in Northwick Park Road to “raise the roof” by leading a ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ event in aid of the Royal Voluntary Service.

Musical performances were held up and down the country to support the charity, which helps those older people who are most in need.

This particular instalment from the talented lot at Alpha Preparatory was deemed a great success as guests and staff at the home joined in with a number of Christmas classics.

Mandy Pennicott, estates manager at Randolph House, said: “Our Sing Your Heart Out event was a huge success; the choir was in fine voice and it was great to hear everyone joining in with a fantastic repertoire of festive favourites. 

“It really was an uplifting afternoon, and it was wonderful to be able to show our support for Royal Voluntary Service in this way.”

The team from McCarthy and Stone, which runs the home, set a target of £130,000 in 2017. This will be used for a number of projects across North London and further afield.

Ms Pennicott explained that everyone was delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile charity – an organisation dedicated to helping older people in the same manner they are.  

She added: “We have had a superb year of fundraising so far as part of our anniversary celebrations, and Sing Your Heart Out was another example of this.

“McCarthy and Stone is dedicated to enhancing our homeowners’ lives in so many different ways, so it made perfect sense to support a charity during our 40th year which shares our values. 

“It has been very rewarding to watch the fundraising total increase over the last 12 months, and to have played a part in this success.”

It sits alongside the home’s dedication to providing security and comfort to its residents, who have a number of excellent facilities to hand to enable them to live a fulfilled life during retirement.