Col­lege holds fundraiser for Age UK

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple helped the el­derly by rais­ing £1,000 in less than a week.

St. He­len’s Col­lege chose to sup­port Age UK Hilling­don by do­ing small tasks at home and post­ing a pic­ture of a spe­cial older per­son in their life on the “Cel­e­bra­tion Walls” at school.

Chil­dren from the school served cakes and sang tra­di­tional songs at a tea party at Sweet­croft Care Home in Hilling­don.

Ni­cola Mann, char­ity co-or­di­na­tor at St. He­len’s Col­lege, said: “It was par­tic­u­larly poignant to sup­port Age UK Hilling­don since so many of our pupils have el­derly rel­a­tives, neigh­bours and friends living lo­cally and since we have such a close con­nec­tion al­ready with Sweet­croft Care Home.”

Lesley McGinty, Age UK Hilling­don, was ex­tremely grate­ful for the money raised.

She said: “It’s al­ways fan­tas­tic to see younger peo­ple help­ing older peo­ple and the plea­sure it gives to all con­cerned.

“We rely heav­ily on dona­tions from the public to en­sure we can main­tain our much needed ser­vices.

A trustee of Age UK Hilling­don, vis­ited the school and gave talks at the school, en­cour­ag­ing them to think about older peo­ple in the com­mu­nity and their need for ad­vice and com­pan­ion­ship.

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