Local students bring Christmas cheer to sheltered tenants
Published by Becki Ord for Acclaim Group in Housing and also in Communities
Robert Smyth Secondary School students (left to right) Michael Rice, Laura Wells, Luke McIntyre, Emily Bruce and Nick Hall deliver Christmas hampers to Clover Court.
LOCAL students have spread some festive cheer when they visited tenants living at Clover Court Extra Care scheme and delivered some Christmas hampers.
Nick Hall and five other pupils from Robert Smyth Secondary School in Market Harborough raised £100 after they organised a number of fundraising activities to raise money to pay for the festive treats.
The students presented the hampers to the tenants living at Clover Court on Tuesday 21 December shortly after breaking up for their Christmas holidays.
They also spent an hour chatting to the tenants and staff, before posing with them for photographs.
Clover Court is an Extra Care sheltered housing scheme, run by Seven Locks Housing, which provides affordable housing for older people.
Deborah Bennett, Executive Director for Seven Locks Housing, said: “We’re delighted by the generosity of these students. Our tenants were overjoyed with the gifts and the time they spent together on Tuesday”.
They bought Christmas cakes, puddings, mince pies, biscuits, chocolates, crackers and new table mats and coasters for the dining room. The hampers even contained Christmas themed DVDs including a Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street.
The Christmas treats will be enjoyed by the people who live at Clover Court during their daily afternoon tea sessions in the communal lounge and at other social events throughout the New Year.