Finchley Memorial Hospital today was busier than ever. As members arrived and sat down to have their teas and coffees and cakes, they were busy chatting amongst each other and also doing the quizzes that Lisa had prepared and left on the tables. They had word searches, a crossword and another quiz to work together as a group.

Lisa then welcomed everyone and also gave a special welcome to the volunteers Annette who had just come back from Nigeria as her father recently passed away, Dr Angela with her friend Melissa, Angela, Lizzy and Melvyn. It was good to have quite a few volunteers especially at a busy session.

Lisa also gave a special welcome to Kevin’s family from New York – Ruth and Maggi. Kevin the carer for his mother in law Mable came today with his wife Olivia. Kevin always offers to help during the sessions which Lisa is grateful.

Lisa then announced a birthday of one of the members. It was Krishna’s birthday today and she was 82 years old. Birthdays always follow the tradition of a firework candle on a cake and Krishna was so happy to see this and then blow her candle.

Lisa then introduced a singer – Yuri Sabatini, an Italian Tenor. His voice was amazing. Yuri interacted with the members and sang a few popular opera songs like ‘Maria’ , Edelweiss and ‘Oh what a beautiful Morning’. Yuri had a standing ovation with cheers.

Everyone had a fabulous afternoon and there were many smiles and thanks you to Yuri as members were leaving.