LUCKY diners were served up a surprise treat ... when a group of youngsters suddenly burst into song.
Customers at the popular Vanishing Willows café were tucking into their cheese sarnies when the schoolkids unveiled their party trick.
The impromptu routine turned out to be a flash-mob performance to publicise Erskine Week.
The youngsters from the Paisley theatre group Razzamataz thought it would be a great way to highlight the charity’s amazing work for veterans.
Customer Anne O’Neill said: “I really was so shocked when the kids started singing. It came completely out of the blue.
“All of a sudden, the music started and all the kids took off their jackets to reveal purple Erskine T-shirts and they sang so beautifully.
“I got so emotional because it really was a special performance. It’s not every day something like that happens to you.
“Now I’ll need to think of something purple to wear during Erskine Week.”
The youngsters were helping to launch Erskine Week, the annual fundraiser undertaken on behalf of the veterans’ home.
The Vanishing Willows café, based at Erskine Garden Centre, is one part of the home’s fundraising arm.
And the Razzamataz singers brought a smile to the faces of all customers when belting out the classic song, Seasons of Love.
The talented young flash mob were fresh from appearing in Glasgow city centre where they put their heart and soul into giving an extra-special performance for the launch of Erskine Week, which runs from Friday, June 1, to Friday, June 8.
Razzamataz principal Natalie James said: “I feel privileged to be working alongside such a worthwhile charity.
“The children performed exceptionally well and got the message across to the general public about the great work that Erskine does in caring for our armed forces veterans.”
Community fundraiser at Erskine, Susan Bradley, added: “We want to say a huge thank you to Chris Pugh, who was the musical maestro behind the flash mob.
“And we can’t forget Natalie and all at Razzamataz for the hard work they put into the gig at the Vanishing Willows.
“We are so very grateful to have their support and we are very fortunate to have launched Erskine Week in such fantastic style.”
During Erskine Week, members of the public are urged to Go Purple to raise as money much as possible for veterans.
To find out more about Erskine Week 2012 and how you can make a difference, call 0141 814 4555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the veterans’ charity, log on to www.erskine.org.uk
Info on Razzamataz classes in Paisley and East Renfrewshire is available by calling the theatre school on 01360 551 044.