Ballroom and Latin dance national champion Kyle Butcher turned down a dance competition to volunteer at his favourite place - Haslington Lodge Care Home.
Just 16 years of age, and still at school studying at Thamesview school Gravesend, Kyle was inspired to volunteer after visiting the Care Home during its summer fete last year with his mother Maureen, a domestic worker at the home.
Kyle spends his time during the weekends and school holidays volunteering by assisting with reminiscence sessions, sing-alongs, conversation, and sharing a few of his dance moves with everyone.
During his time volunteering Kyle has been recognised as an 'employee' of the month, receiving a certificate of gratitude for all his hard work and dedication to the home and the people that call it home.
Rachel Lucas, Manager at Haslington Lodge Care Home says: “Kyle absolutely loves volunteering at Haslington Lodge. He loves chatting, plays games with the residents, and dancing with them, even doing their nails and hair. He has very quickly become a valued member of the team bringing such joy to all of us.
Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long or short, respite and day care, or at home care for those in need of support. Specialising in enhanced care and support of older people, care is also offered for those living with Dementia and other life changing conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Our homes are perfectly situated in delightful settings around the UK and provide a very homely atmosphere whilst being safe and secure making the people we care for feel right at home.