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A CHRISTMAS party was thrown for care home residents by secondary school students in Newcastle.
Residents and staff from Waverley Lodge Care Home, on Bewick Crescent, Lemington, were invited to Walbottle Campus for the slap-up festive lunch.
They were escorted from their taxis into the school sports hall by the attentive students.
They were then served a buffet of sandwiches, finger foods and other snacks, followed by cheesecake and mince pies.
Bingo, raffle and a movie quiz kept everyone entertained, while the pupils ensured the elderly residents’ tea cups were always full.
All proceeds raised from the raffle went to The Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Resident Maureen Walker said: “I had a lovely time. Thanks so much to everyone for taking me.”
Fellow resident Kenneth Sandercock said: “This is nice. The students are so kind.”
Michelle Park, activities coordinator at Waverley Lodge Care Home, said: “It is a highlight of our Christmas programme of events and the residents look forward to it.
“We can’t thank the young adults enough for their kindness and wish them all a wonderful Christmas.”
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