STAMFORD Endowed Schools’ sixth-formers hosted a Christmas tea party for 50 elderly and vulnerable people.
The group, clients of the Evergreen Care Trust, were treated to a festive tea and entertained with carol singing at Stamford High School on Saturday, December 3.
The pupils held fundraising events beforehand to raise money to pay for a sumptuous array of sandwiches and cakes and they acted as hosts, waiters and waitresses for their invited guests. Members of the SES choir sang carols and Dominic Pini and Annabel McFetrich played piano music throughout the afternoon.
Each guest was presented with a framed photograph of themselves and their friends, which had been taken by Stamford Schoolboy Kevin Kwok.
Guest of honour was 100-year-old Jean Crawford who received a bouquet of flowers from charity prefects India Stow and Lottie Davies and India also presented a bottle of sherry to Joan Keenan whose 89th birthday coincided with the occasion.
Louise Marsh, founder of the Evergreen Care Trust, said it was a privilege to work in partnership with the schools.
“The commitment and enthusiasm of the young people has made a very special day for those who attended,” she said.
Mrs Yvonne Powell, head of Stamford High School, said it was a great pleasure having the Evergreen clients as guests.
“The students look forward to this event every year and a lovely afternoon was had by all,” she said.