AS many people enjoyed the sunny weather yesterday afternoon, Sunday, a kind-hearted woman cheered up people who have been advised to stay indoors.

Chelsey Whitworth, from Leigh, often volunteers her time at Bedford Care Home by entertaining them with her voice.

The 28-year-old has been singing for residents since performing at the Battersby Street home's Christmas fair last year.

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Chelsey with care home events co-ordinator Eileen Evans on a previous occasion she sang there

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And on Mother's Day, she spared a thought for those who live there, as people over the age of 70 have been asked by the Government to self-isolate to protect them from catching coronavirus.

Chelsey, whose mum Julie works at the care home as a housekeeper, sung for two hours – from 2pm to 4pm – outside while residents watched from their windows.

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Chelsey performs outside the care home 

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A resident watches Chelsey sing from her window

Former Lowton High School pupil Chelsey, who works as a financial PA, said: "As it was a nice day and because I felt really bad that the residents are indoors I wanted to go down and give them some entertainment.

"I called the activities co-ordinator Eileen Evans and I went to the care home and set up on the patio.

"I played 50s and 60s songs and Mother's Day-themed songs like the Spice Girls' Mama.

"I loved it and the residents loved it.

"Even though all this is going on (with coronavirus), we are not letting it get us down. We are still enjoying ourselves."

Weather permitting, Chelsey said she will be returning to the care home on Saturday to sing for the residents.