Dunottar School celebrating Christmas with the elderly community

13th December 19

On Saturday 7th December, we once again opened our doors to 112 elderly members of the local community for a festive lunch with carols, performances and bingo for all to enjoy.

This is the fifth year Dunottar School has hosted Caring at Christmas, an ever-popular, heart-warming event open to the local elderly community, and an opportunity for the school’s staff and pupils to come together, volunteering to transport guests, serve food and drink, lead singing and compere a brilliant game of bingo.

Individual stories that left a particular mark include the guest whose wife recently died and will soon be joining the one of the school’s families for a Sunday lunch, the group who made sure they were on a table at the front so they could be in the thick of it all, and the lady who needed to get away from the noise and shared that since her son died in Iraq she is alone at Christmas.

“Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful day for us all on Saturday.  The residents from Reigate and Redhill Victoria Alms Houses had an amazing time.  I can appreciate how much time and effort goes into organising something like this.

We all had such a good time. Your students are amazing so polite and helpful as are the parents and staff.”  Marjorie

This ever-popular event makes a real difference to the community, but it would not be possible without the dedication of every volunteer, so we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help.

 

 

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