SOCIALLY distanced concerts for care homes in Flintshire have proved to be a huge success.

The Leader previously reported that volunteers at the community group Nanny Biscuit decided to host COVAID concerts outside care homes for the elderly and vulnerable to enjoy.

Two care homes in Mold and Flint saw acts come together outside for a special, socially distanced mini concert over the weekend and Wrexham and Chester will soon follow.

Founder of Nanny Biscuit James Hunt said the aim is to do as many concerts over the next 12-months across North Wales and beyond, including places like Liverpool and Manchester.

Llys Jasmine and Croes Atti were the first two to experience the special event, with performances from local acts such as The Clock Makers, Bluesface, Cambria Band, Rhian Carys-Jones and Emily and David.

James added: “Our aim is to do as many as possible over the next 12-weeks whilst still delivering our free emergency food packs, subsidised food packs buddy phone calls, delivering over 600 meals with Money Supermarket and the birthday gifts to care homes.

“It was one of the best days of my life seeing them so happy, clapping their hands.

“It was so emotional and we had some really good feedback.

"It was a big collaboration, Third Avenue Events, they supplied the COVAID letters and PA system, Paul Williams filmed and photographed in Flint and Picture house films, filmed Llys Jasmine as well as the volunteers and acts, so a massive collaboration of organisations."

The group is now looking for entertainment acts to volunteer their time to spread joy amongst the elderly and most vulnerable.

Acts in Chester, Flintshire, Wrexham and even Liverpool, Manchester, Reading and Rhyl can contact the group for more information.

James previously told the Leader: “When we were taking the birthday packages to care homes, it became apparent that a lot of, if not all of their entertainment had been taken away.

“The logical thing I thought to do was to put on these socially distanced concerts outside the care homes so residents can still get some form of entertainment.

“It’s about finding ways we can still deliver entertainment but also adhere to the social distancing rules.”

It is hoped that soon, these performances can move further afield across the UK, including in Liverpool and Manchester.

James added: “We decided to go further afield too because I have friends all over the UK. Our ultimate goal would be to try and make enough noise and media attention to turn it into a fundraiser.

“If we were able to do that, the money would be distributed between the different locations to then help with food poverty. If it doesn’t become a fundraiser then we will still entertain the residents.

“It’s all about helping people.”

The group has gone from strength to strength in supporting the vulnerable across the community.

Dozens of volunteers jumped on board to help and hundreds have been given support ranging from food parcels to a phone call to reduce social isolation.

More information about the things they offer can be found on the Nanny Biscuit Facebook Page.