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Singer Steve Linn entertains the residents of Ferndown Manor Care Home from the garden as they sit inside behind the windows.<br />
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Thinking outside the box - A hero singer has been performing in the gardens of elderly care home residents in a bid to boost morale amid the coronavirus pandemic.<br />
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Steve Linn, from Bournemouth in Dorset has been putting on the spirit raising shows at around 40 centres across the south coast.<br />
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With the pensioners in lockdown following government advice he has been singing from outside their rooms, keeping them entertained.<br />
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Mr Linn, 38, says his list of 250 songs are proving a huge hit with his elderly audiences as well as staff at the care homes.<br />
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The performer began singing at old folks homes around two years ago but was left fearing for his livelihood by the outbreak of COVID-19.<br />
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Due to the risk to over 70s most of his gigs were cancelled, leaving him without his main source of income.<br />
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However, he quickly came up with the idea of singing to residents from outside their rooms and his bookings have since sky-rocketed.