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To give rather than receive

Date Posted: 20/12/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

A Level Travel and Tourism students from QE have been working with Darlington Town Mission and Ventress Hall Care Home to organise and host a Christmas social event for older members of the local community. Joined by Dunn Street Primary School from Jarrow, the visitors enjoyed lunch, entertainment and a Christmas carol service with the theme of the afternoon being to give rather than receive. Darlington Town Mission was founded over 100 years ago and the organisation strives to combat loneliness and isolation among the older generation, with the College’s Christmas event being a perfect opportunity for the care home residents to socialise and take part in festive activities.

Nancy Wall, Course Leader for A Level Travel and Tourism, comments: ‘1.2 million people will spend Christmas alone this year and it’s important that we all take care of our local community. This event is just a small way that the College can help Darlington Town Mission with their aim of combatting loneliness.’ Student Alicia Hutchinson, who aspires to work as a nurse in the future, adds: ‘I loved being a part of the event. Organising something like this for older members of the community was great, and it allowed us to give something back to our local area’.