Young and old united at day of music and cheer
STUDENTS brought cake and cheer to residents and visitors at a centre for the elderly.
Age UK's Mount Gould Centre got In the Mood to the music of Plymouth University Students' Union (UPSU) on Friday.
The UPSU Big Band and Musical Theatre Group served up golden oldies including "In the Mood" by Glen Miller – an audience favourite. Student volunteers also handed out cakes they had made.
Steph Driscoll, UPSU vice president for education and welfare, said: "We really enjoyed the afternoon. The students got a lot out of it and said how rewarding it was.
"The elderly loved it and are clearly excited about future events."
"It was a really great event," said Jazz Singh-Khaira, the UPSU president. "It is so nice to be able to hold events where students and members of the community can get together. We hope we can continue to develop and do more events like this."
On Wednesday, December 5 UPSU will be hosting around 30 members of the elderly community from AGE UK for a game of bingo, Christmas carols and more cake. Plans are also in the pipeline for a knowledge exchange between students and the elderly next January.