Talented young singers have been bringing festive cheer to residents at a Chester retirement home.

Pupils from Upton Westlea Primary School sang a wide range of carols at Sanctuary Housing’s Arderne House in Upton, where the Lord Mayor of Chester, Hugo Deynem, switched on the Christmas lights.

Councillor for Upton Ward, Jill Houlbrook, funded the tree and lights from her community budget and attended the light switch-on ceremony alongside residents and pupils.

Refreshments were donated by Tesco.

Sanctuary Housing area manager Lucy Heath said: “This was a wonderful event that saw children from the local primary school attend Arderne House to celebrate Christmas with the residents. It was great to see children mixing with the residents.”

Cllr Houlbrook added: “I am so pleased that the residents from Arderne House and the local area are enjoying the tree. It is a pleasure to bring fun and laughter to Upton and to see the generations working together. I’d also like to thank the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress for taking the time from their busy schedule to visit Upton. I very much hope we will repeat the event next year.”