On Monday 3 December, we welcomed 15 residents of Rye View Manor and 5 of their carers to have a Christmas lunch with our students. We wanted to give our students a chance to spend time with a different generation and to host an event just for them! We wanted to make the event special for our guests and give them an experience that they wouldn’t get in a pub or restaurant. There was singing, dancing and laughter throughout!
Students Claudia Waghorne and Femke Bekker were in charge of festivities; they found other students to help make decorations, sing, dance and serve our guests. They did a fantastic job and should be extremely proud of themselves. A big thank you to Musical Theatre Society, Cheer and Bethany Bailey for entertaining; you were brilliant!
Before our guests arrived and Georgia Nosal (VPEW) enjoying the festivities.
Jeanette White from Rye View Manor said:
“What a splendid afternoon you and your students gave our residents! The food was amazing and very tasty. Our residents (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. They are still talking about it now, and will be for a while to come. Everyone put in so much effort to host us and I am honoured to have met such kind, considerate and very talented young people. I feel that a thank you is not enough, you really touched our hearts today – even brought tears to some of our eyes.”
Georgia Nosal (VPEW) said:
“I was so proud of our students who all really wanted to help and get stuck in! The guests seemed to really love it; the decorations and entertainment were great, it felt like a very wholesome event!”
Charlie Cotton (VPSI) said:
“It was great to see the residents of Rye View Manor enjoying what the Students’ Union has to offer. The students should be credited for giving up their time to volunteer and provide entertainment for the guests to allow the event to run smoothly, putting a smile on the residents faces. This is a great example of how Bucks Students’ Union and the local community can work together to put on successful events that benefit both parties.”
A big thank you again to all our students and staff who helped make this event happen.