A music loving centenarian has set up a new choir for residents of a Beaconsfield care home.

Staff at the Bradbury House care home were approached by 100-year-old resident Martin Lyth who had the idea of setting up a choir within the residential care home.

Assistant manager of the care home Janine House supported Martin, writing letters to all the residents, staff, volunteers and family to introduce the idea of a Bradbury House choir.

In order to make Martin’s dream a reality, local singing teacher Eleanor Donnebaum from non-profit organisation Chiltern Music Therapy was contacted by staff members Janine House, Amber Saunders and Beverly Nash, who organised a meeting with Eleanor and Martin.

Eleanor said: “I was so happy to come and meet Martin to see what we could do to make his vision a reality.

“I lead a few choirs with older people and people who have age related illnesses such as Dementia, so I have seen over and over again what an amazing effect singing can have on people.

“It’s lovely for everyone at Bradbury House to get together and share music and song together. It just shows that music and singing can be enjoyed by everybody! In the short while we have sung together,

“I have seen so many smiles and heard such beautiful voices.”

Martin said: “I was concerned that people would not turn up but has had a great turn out. Each week is getting better and better.

“Eleanor is a great leader and I’m so grateful for Janine, Amber and Beverly’s help.”