College holds fundraiser for Age UK
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.