CHILDREN visited a retirement development in Basingstoke to treat residents to a special performance.

The event took place at Roslin Place Retirement Living development where children from Hook Junior School choir performed a selection of traditional carols and festive favourites for homeowners.

Cat Francis, music co-ordinator at Hook Junior School, added: “The children worked incredibly hard ahead of their big performance at Roslin Place and we’re delighted to see that it paid off.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Roslin Place Homeowner with Hook Junior School students

"Given the fantastic reception, it seems the audience enjoyed listening to the children’s carol singing as much as the children enjoyed doing it. Hopefully, it’s something we can repeat next year.”

Nicki Beswarick, divisional marketing manager at McCarthy Stone said that "fostering links" with the community is a key "focus at McCarthy Stone".