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Students Gift-wrap Christmas Cheer
Level 3 health and social care students from City College Plymouth have done their bit in the season of giving.
The students undertake charity work, reflections, placement and community work as part of their course and this year they connected with a support group in Saltash and got involved with their Live at Home scheme.
The Live at Home scheme is a series of local community projects aimed at helping older people to maintain their independence by providing them with a variety of services and support.
In support of this Sophie Lane, Chloe James Gillard, Rosina Hortop, Cherkiera Barnes and Mollie Darlington all collected and wrapped a variety of gifts including toiletries, umbrellas, diaries, crossword books, and scarves to give to the members.
Sarah Clook said: “I’d like to personally thank all the students for their donations and hard work. Christmas can be a particularly lonely time of year for older people so a gift and a conversation can go a long way to making someone feel cared for. The presents were very well received and beautifully wrapped they are taking prize place under our tree.”
Sophie Lane and Chloe James Gillard represented the College at a Christmas dinner for those that are part of the scheme and distributed the presents and spent some time with the members.
“I am proud of our students for the work they have done to support Saltash Live at Home,” said Becky Dowley, Health and social care lecturer at City College. “This is our third year of giving gifts and cards. This is a very worthwhile and supportive charity and we are glad to help out at Christmas time. We support this charity because it truly makes a difference and hope we’ve made someone’s Christmas.”
For those interested in a career in care or any of the full or part-time study options available at City College, there is an Open Day on Saturday 29 April, 10.00am to 1.00pm, at Kings Road. To find out more, please visit our events page or call 01752 305300.