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#TeamKC hosts community meal 23/01/2020

With the cold weather, shorter days and sometimes icy conditions, it’s no surprise that research carried out by the Co-op revealed that January is the month when people of all ages are most likely to experience loneliness. To lighten up the January blues, we invited local members of the community to come along to Kidderminster College.

“Absolutely marvellous”

Twenty members of the community group ‘Reaching out Project‘ joined us for a three course lunch on our terrace café followed by a performance from a local ukulele band ‘Severn Side Ukulele strummers‘. The day was enjoyed by both our visitors and students who helped support the event.

Before the three course lunch, members of the project enjoyed complimentary hand massages and nail treatments from our beauty students. Our visitors enjoyed chatting to our staff and students about topics such as the war, technology and their families as well as enjoying a sing along to many favourites including; ‘You are my sunshine’, ‘Take me home, Country roads’ and ‘Delilah’.

One visitor said;

It’s been absolutely marvellous, the students and staff have been so warm and welcoming. It’s been such an unbelievable experience and the meal was sublime”.

Another visitor said;

I was apprehensive about coming, but I’ve had such a wonderful time”.

After a delightful day of eating, singing and nattering, we asked our visitors if they had any advice for the youth of today;

“Never be afraid to ask the older generation things, you can learn a lot from us and we can learn a lot from you”.

“Get as much education as you can”.

“Talk to one another, put down the phones”.

“Practice, practice, practice”.

“Education is everything, learn as much as you can”.

“Appreciate everything”.

A big thank you to the ‘Reaching our Project’ for coming in and visiting us, the ‘Severn Side Ukulele Strummers’, the staff for their organisation and finally students; Joeby Burgees, Joe Holder, Nikita Pentney, Beth Postins, Lucy Harper, Chloe Harper, Chloe Harris-Kirton and Elysha Williams for their assistance.

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