Me and My Girl raises a note or two

Stars from the smash show ‘Me and My Girl’ proved a big hit when they visited Wellington Grange care home.

Actor Matt Lucas and co-star Alex Young, from the Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) production, sang a selection of songs at the family fun day raising more than £300 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Residents, relatives and members of the community enjoyed garden games, including giant quoits, while a face painter and magician were popular with children. A 1930’s jazz band provided musical accompaniment as guest tucked into a classic cream tea.

Resident Joan Llewellyn, 97, said: “It was a marvellous afternoon for a wonderful cause and a lovely surprise to have Matt and Alex singing some songs from Me and My Girl.”

Martin Corrigan, Operations Manager, added: “Our residents and guests enjoyed a very happy and successful family fun day. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

Matt and Alex’s visit was arranged under a partnership between CFT and family-owned Colten Care. The aim of the partnership is to bring interactive theatre experiences directly into the home as well as offer residents, families and friends priority access to events and tickets at the theatre, which is less than a mile from Wellington Grange.