A special day for young and old
CHILDREN at Sweetcroft Day Care in Hillingdon celebrated Grandparents Day by raising money for older people.
They gave a boost to Age UK Hillingdon by holding a cake sale, which raised a fantastic £164.
The money was used to provide a special lunch for around 30 people at Age UK Hillingdon’s café in their Townfield Centre on Friday October 2.
Rose Mendonca, four, Macey McDonnell and George O’Brien, both three, joined Sweetcroft staff at the event, where they were all introduced to Age UK Hillingdon’s chief executive, Peter Okali. The café laid on a three-course lunch and the children gave out their cards, butterfly poems, individual packets of chocolates and flowers to everyone there.
Lesley McGinty from Age UK Hillingdon said: “It was really touching to see the effort the children had made to produce a truly memorable day for our clients. Many do not have family nearby and often coming to our Lunch Club is the only social interaction they have. Seeing the interaction between old and young was magical.
“Their faces lit up when they saw the children and the whole atmosphere was even more lively and happy than usual.
“We very much appreciate the support from Sweetcroft Day Care and look forward to joining with them again. On behalf of everyone at Age UK Hillingdon, I’d like to thank every person who was involved in making it such a special day.”
The café team of cook Lisa Fraser, along with regular volunteers Paddy and Ellen were ably assisted by Glaxo Smith Kline volunteers Molly Healey and Katy Feldstein. The children were rewarded with an ice cream for their hard work.
n CELEBRATION: Macey gives a card. Below left, Georgia, Rose and Macey and below right, Age UK Hillingdon chief executive, Peter Okali. Bottom, the cafe team and visitors