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Hitting the high notes in the high rise

Didn’t we have a great evening at our annual carol concert event?

This year we delivered our festive programme to the residents of Cripplegate House, Henwick House and Severn House High rise complex.

Postcode Anywhere’s team of tuneful technologists were in high voice and good spirits as they sang carols in the “Sky Lounge” which commands stunning views over the City.

It has become a Postcode Anywhere team tradition that each year we go out into the community and sing carols and Christmas songs to the elderly and generally visit a care home. This year we set a precedent and approached Fortis Living and asked them if we could sing in the ”Sky Lounge”.

Kate Fenton, Fortis Living’s social activities co-ordinator said: “We were delighted to welcome Postcode Anywhere to the Sky Lounge. We had such a lovely evening and everyone joined in with the carols and the community spirit the event generated was heart-warming.

“The company contacted us initially over our Intergenerational Mosaic Project which they kindly contributed to and then they asked us if they could come and entertain us with carols. They also brought us boxes of chocolates which was a lovely gesture.”

Postcode Anywhere prides itself on going out into the community and spreading a little bit of festive cheer to its neighbours. The carol concert has become a real tradition and is now in its seventh year.

CEO Guy Mucklow said: “The Sky Lounge is an amazing venue which is a great vantage point to view the City which looked stunning by lamplight. The residents we sang for extended such a warm welcome to us and it was nice to meet new people in the community. The team at Postcode Anywhere love this time of year and although we’re not an accomplished choir our enthusiasm and willingness to deliver some Christmas spirit was very much appreciated.”

Highlights of the evening included lovely solos from our customer service Diva Mary Hughes who has a beautiful soprano voice. Joining Mary was our new recruit Michael Fox who works closely with Mary in the technical support team. Michael astounded us with his amazing tenor voice which sounded appropriately regal in our rendition of Good King Wenceslas.

The residents at Cripplegate gave us such a warm welcome and we took gifts of mince pies, sherry and boxes of chocolates. We spent such a lovely evening and it was so nice to introduce ourselves because from our office in Diglis we can see the imposing building.