On Friday 27 January 2017, twenty-two students from Year 7 Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College and also three Mini-Vinnie’s from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Wardon went to Lower Wick Community Swimming Pool. We swam for one whole hour to raise money for Age UK. Age UK is a charity for the elderly who need help if they are struggling and cannot cope with their loved ones who have passed away. Also, Age UK helps the elderly if they are lonely and want someone to talk to and they listen to what has happened to them and make them feel better. It is not just about people who have lost their loved ones but also about those who have had an accident and need a rail put up in their house, for example, to support them. Together we have raised £600 and we know it will be used to help our elderly citizens in Worcester.
Mr Terry Miller from Age UK, came into our College to receive the cheques and told us all about the work of the charity and how our sponsor money would be put to good use. Mr Miller informed us that all the money will benefit the elderly in the community of Worcester, which we are delighted to find out about.
Our next sponsored event is the Malvern Walk in aid of St Catherine’s Day Centre, which cares for refugees.
We would like to thank all the Youth SVP members and the Mini-Vinnies for the support they have given to so many charities. They have all lived up to the motto of our society, which is, ‘Turning concern into action’.
By Emily Humphries & Charles Douglas,
Blessed Edward OIdcorne Catholic College, Worcester