Kind-hearted Coventry students organise Christmas party for city's elderly - The Coventry Observer

Kind-hearted Coventry students organise Christmas party for city's elderly

Coventry Editorial 22nd Dec, 2023   0

KIND-hearted youngsters at Coventry’s Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School have spread Christmas cheer to isolated people around the city by holding a festive get-together for more than 30 care home residents.

Year 12 pupils at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School planned, raised money for and hosted the event, with a group of 50 students raising over £300 in bake sales.

Visitors from Anchor Care Home in Wyken Croft and parishioners from St John Fisher and St Patrick’s Catholic Church were invited for an afternoon of tea and cakes, bingo and a performance from the school’s choir.

Festive decorations, tablecloths and cutlery were donated by staff and parents.

The project was delivered alongside the St Vincent de Paul Society, which supports voluntary action to offer friendship and support to isolated people, through its Youth SVP programme.

Cardinal Wiseman pupil Tom Stephens said: “We knew we wanted to give back to the community over Christmas so it was brilliant to be able to bring so many people together, especially those who may be isolated from their families at this time of year.”

Tom Scott-Machin, Lay Chaplain at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, said: “This has been a remarkable student-led project, and their passion for this event has meant they have taken ownership of all aspects of the planning and delivery.

“It’s a wonderful thing to do at this time of year and we’ll definitely be thinking about how we can host similar events for the community.”


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