STUDENTS have been volunteering at a Teesside care home as part of a summer project with the Middlesbrough FC Foundation.
The 15-to-17-year-olds are taking part in the club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS), which involves work in the community.
They have been spending time with residents at Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, as well as helping with their summer fayre.
The group gave manicures to the female residents and talked to the male residents about The Boro, showing them pictures of Riverside Stadium.
They also played bingo and some of the volunteers demonstrated their tap skills for former dancer Irene Fleming, a resident at the home, on Acklam Road.
She said: “They are so clever. I remember when I could dance like that.”
During one of their visits, the NCS group manned the stalls at the home’s annual summer fayre, as well as played games with visitors and residents.
Two of the volunteers also dressed in elephant and monkey costumes to provide entertainment for the day.
The fayre raised almost £300 for the residents’ fund, which will help pay for the residents to attend a winter pantomime later in the year.
Louise Hawksby, home manager at Mandale House Care Home, said: “The group paid three visits to the home as part of their summer project and the residents loved seeing them every time.
“We are so grateful for their support during the summer fayre as well, which raised a great amount for our residents’ fund.
“A huge thank you goes to the Middlesbrough FC Foundation for thinking of us again. They are always welcome at the home and we look forward to every visit.”