• Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

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ELVIS was alive and kicking at a party in Redcar for elderly care home residents across the North East.

Impersonator Adam Carter’s performance had residents on their feet and wiggling their hips at Coatham Memorial Hall, in Redcar.

He sang favourites “Blue Suede Shoes, “Hound Dog”, “Viva Las Vegas” and “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” among other Elvis songs.

Fans Rita Slack and Norma Jones, from Briarwood Care Home, in Eston, Middlesbrough, were among the party-goers and sang along during the show.

Rita said: “I know all the Elvis songs and it was lovely to sing along.”

Norma added: “Elvis was lovely. I really enjoyed dancing.”

The Frankie Boy Promotions organised event also included an exhibition by the Redcar Amateur Boxing Club, a savoury buffet and games of bingo.

Caitlin Buckley, activities coordinator at Briarwood Care Home, accompanied 10 residents to the show with fellow staff members.

She said: “We had such a giggle. It was so much fun to see the ladies singing and dancing.

“Norma loves to dance and her face was a picture as she moved along to Elvis music.

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to Coatham Memorial Hall and Frankie Boy Promotions for inviting us. We can’t wait for the next one.”