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Posted on: 20/12/2016

SVP Party - 2016

It was a Christmas Dinner for the young at heart as Loreto Grammar School's St Vincent de Paul Society held their annual Christmas party for older people in the community.

The Catholic school on Dunham Road in Altrincham invited 24 guests from the St. Vincent's Parish to share their life experiences with Loreto's volunteers and young and old alike had the same view of Christmas. Christina Cox, 82, and Sinead Rogerson, 15, both chimed: “It's all about family and friends and coming together.”

Pauline Brown, 74, from Altrincham, said: “I came last year and for me this is when Christmas starts. The Christmas Dinner is wonderful and they give us a little drink which is nice, but the main thing is meet the girls; they simply could not be more lovely.”

Pia Brazil-North, 15, said: “I love hearing the older people talk and tell us about their lives; we certainly get more out of the day than they do. It's a privilege for us.”

Loreto Grammar School's Lay Chaplain Sue Perkins, who organised the party, said: “It's the same every year, I always get more volunteers than we have guests and when I am saying goodbye, the girls always thank me for the opportunity and I barely get a chance to thank them in return. It's one of the highlights of our year.”

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Pictured from left to right are Pauline Brown, Sinead Rogerson, Pia Brazil-North and Christina Cox. 

 

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