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Staff and students donate hampers to the elderly

Staff and students donate hampers to the elderly Staff and students donate hampers to the elderly
Updated: 10:43 am, Dec 11, 2015

STAFF AND students at a Rubery school are getting into the festive spirit early this year, donating Christmas hampers to elderly people who sometimes go for weeks without seeing another soul.

Last Friday (December 4) headteacher Alan Roll handed over the lovingly wrapped hampers to representatives from Age UK Bromsgrove.

With over 38,000 people over the age of 50 living in the town and surrounding area, Age UK supports people with a wide range of services and has over 100 people on their Befriending Service.

Alison Schofield, chief executive of Redditch and Bromsgrove Age UK, said: “I want to thank the children of Waseley Hills High School for the fantastic selection of hampers.

“This year we have made the decision that all our local older people on the Befriending Service will benefit from their wonderful generosity.

“Some of these residents have not been out or socialised for many years and can go for weeks without seeing another person.

“Crippled by loneliness the gift of a hamper with the special messages the children have enclosed really will make a difference to someone this Christmas.”

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