Published: 16:53, 23 March 2020
| Updated: 18:10, 23 March 2020
This is the heart-warming moment a grandmother lifted the spirits of cooped-up residents at an apartment complex as she performed hymns from a balcony.
Churchgoer Audrey Bigley, who lives at Freeman House near The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury, played to neighbours listening from the patio and from their flats.
"My grand-daughter and daughter were standing on the other side of the railings filming as a precaution because they are not allowed into the home, unless they are coming to deliver shopping," the 83-year-old told KentOnline.
"Normally my grand-daughter would play the violin with me but we said next week, if we do it, she would stand on the other side of the railings playing the violin and I would be on the first-floor balcony with the accordion.
"Since this virus problem, we weren’t allowed to go to the church.
"I had this brainwave that if I go on the balcony, the residents could go on the patio. But others stood on their own balconies and listened. I got the hymn books and handed them to residents."
Residents at the complex have been told to self-isolate as a precaution due to the coronavirus - but that has failed to stop them enjoying themselves as they sang along to the hymns.
Mrs Bigley, who lives with her husband David, was inspired to play for residents after she saw videos of people in Italy singing from their balconies.
She added: "When we have a social afternoon, quite often I play my accordion in the lounge and there is another gentleman with an electric keyboard and we play together."