The sheltered housing centre is home to 88 retirees and the
funds raised will go towards hosting a Christmas Fun day for the
The students will be holding a range of fun activities for
residents at the centre including bingo, a tombola and a Christmas
David Sinyard, Scheme Manager, from St. Christopher's House,
said: "It's great that Northumberland College are doing this for
our residents who are always keen to see new faces and the event
will be greatly appreciated."
Scott Lough, Level 3 Travel and Tourism student at the college
said: "We've already raised money by doing a cake sale at college
and a 5 mile sponsored walk in early November. We used the
money raised from those things to purchase prizes for the
activities, and high tea that we'll provide at the centre."
Denise Dunn, Head of Faculty at Northumberland College, said:
"As a college we're always keen to support the community where we
can. I'm proud of our students' initiative and activities like this
provide students' with the opportunity to develop communication and
team working skills, which are essential in the travel and tourism
Northumberland College, which is ranked within the top ten per
cent of colleges in England for its student success rates, offers
hundreds of courses in a wide range of subjects.