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Students to host fun day for residents at care home

Students to host fun day for residents at care home  
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A group of 13 Northumberland College students who all study Level 3 Travel and Tourism have been fund raising to host an event at St. Christopher’s House in Morpeth on 5 December.

The sheltered housing centre is home to 88 retirees and the funds raised will go towards hosting a Christmas Fun day for the residents.

The students will be holding a range of fun activities for residents at the centre including bingo, a tombola and a Christmas carol sing-along.

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 sector."

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.