Monkscroft share their unique winter carol, sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland
Resident Judith singing a line from the carol.
Residents and staff at Monkscroft Care Centre have written a winter carol and released a video on social media to share Christmas joy with the local community. The video is available to view at Monkscroft Christmas Video (vimeo.com).
The song has also been shared on the care home’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OSJCTMonkscroft) and features a cameo by Chief Executive Dan Hayes, dressed as Santa, who sings: ‘Will it be a winter wonderland? Merry Christmas Monkscroft!’
Doreen Paisley, Home Manager, who sings the first verse, said: “We are very proud of our Christmas message, shared in a song written by our residents for this time of year. The lyrics are heartwarming and joyful and we’ll be singing it as we enjoy our many festive activities at Monkscroft.”
The songs chorus names the care home’s four households: Alstone, Pittville, Redgrove and Springbank.
Monkscroft Winter Carol 2023 to the tune of Winter Wonderland.
Room bells ring, are you listening?
The tinsel is glistening
A sparkly sight
It’s Christmas night
Will it be a winter wonderland?
Gone away is the sunshine
It’s dark now by teatime
But today, Christmas Eve,
We know with relief
We’re blessed with staff’s helping hands.
Chorus: Alstone, Pittville, Redgrove and Springbank
Residents and team are having fun!
Alstone, Pittville, Redgrove and Springbank
A Monkscroft Christmas has begun!
Spare a thought for the homeless,
refugees and the hopeless
May their lives be relieved
By hands such as these
And people will do all that they can
May we hope for the Planet
And all creatures on it
That green shoots will grow
After the snow
And Monkscroft will greet a welcome spring
Our bells ring, thanks for listening,
Bring wine and spiced pudding,
We have parcels to share
Thank you for the care
A little piece of winter wonderland.
Spoken: A piece of Christmas wonderland and a Merry Christmas to you all.
Monkscroft Care Centre is rated Outstanding by CQC and has a 10 out of 10 score by the consumer website carehome.co.uk.