A student who plays music for residents at a veterans' home in Surbiton has serenaded them via video link amid the ongoing lockdown imposed to quell the coronavirus.

Jemima typically visits the Royal Star and Garter (RSG) Home in Surbiton every Friday to play the piano for residents as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Though unable to visit over safety restrictions in place to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, she nevertheless made sure the residents got their musical fill by making a video for them instead.

RSG shared Jemima's video of her playing Ken Dodd’s Happiness for RAF veteran Bernard, and sent the video to the Home’s Activities Manager Raquel Pena Aristizabal.

Raquel then captured the 91-year-old’s delighted expression, as he thanked Jemima and sang along.

"It was a joy seeing the video, and Bernard’s reaction was so moving. Our residents cherish their visits from the younger generation," Raquel said.

"Jemima plays so beautifully and you can see how much it means to her when she sees residents enjoying her music.

"Visits like these mean the world to our veterans, and we will be using technology to continue these interactions at this difficult time.

"My thanks go to Dawn, our Activities Coordinator, who has facilitated Jemima’s visits," she added.