Luton woman sings to lift morale in her road during coronavirus pandemic

One neighbour told Kerry her singing was the highlight of their week

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:10 pm

A woman from Luton has been singing outside her home to raise morale during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kerry Sullivan (Kerry George), 33, has been singing in her street, Peartree Road, on Thursday evening's after the residents clap the carers at 8pm.

The musical theatre singer started singing in her street on Thursday, April 9, after one of her neighbour's asked to sing for their birthday.

Kerry has been singing since Thursday, April 9

She said: "It started off with someone asking me to sing and went from there really, I sing upbeat songs, I like my singing to put a smile on people's faces during these difficult times.

"I also wanted to thank the NHS and key workers for all the work they are doing on the frontline.

"The response to the singing has been amazing, really incredible, everyone is outside there houses dancing and singing along and filming and I end up dancing and singing on top of my car. I set up my full PA system and disco lights and it’s become a bit of a party every week.

"I wasn’t sure whether to do it every week, then an elderly lady who lives opposite me told me she is lonely and my singing on a Thursday evening is the highlight of her week and I lift her spirits, this was the green light for me to go ahead and do it every week."

Kerry has been singing outside her home to raise morale during the coronavirus pandemic

Every performance has been streamed on Facebook Live, so people who do not live on her road can still enjoy her performances every Thursday.

Last week she sang happy birthday to Colonel Tom Moore, who turned 100, and one of her neighbour's who turned one.

She added: "I dedicated White Cliffs of Dover to Tom Moore and the week before I sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow for the NHS.

"I have had so many amazing comments from people all over the world, and I am truly blown away by everyone’s kindness.

"Most heart warming of all, my neighbours have sent messages thanking me, expressing how my performances have bought the street together and they feel like they are part of a community now. I have had flowers, Prosecco and thank you cards left on my doorstep."

Kerry is planning to do sing for the VE Day celebrations on Friday, May 8, and has recorded a charity single of '99 Blue Balloons', with all the proceeds going to the NHS.

To view Kerry's Facebook Live videos of her singing visit: www.facebook.com/kerry.hughes.7370013, you can also visit her Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/KerryGeorgeSinger.

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