Everyone at our home in Brighton was delighted when a group of college students came over as part of their ‘Make a Difference Day’ for care in the community.

Graham Crawhurst with students in the Brighton home garden.
Graham Crawhurst with students in the Brighton home garden.

Administrator Sandy said, ‘They spent the morning weeding and tidying the front and they also planted some lovely bedding plants.

‘In the afternoon they set to work on the garden in the back, finishing at 3.00 o’clock. It was just the right time to give out chocolate ices and talk to some of the residents who were able to sit in the garden enjoying the glorious weather. ‘

The students were from Brighton College.

There’s an affinity between the young and the old, and residents in our homes are always delighted when children come from local schools or, as in this case, students from colleges.

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Louise Morse

Louise Morse MA (CBT) is media and external relations manager for the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. She is a writer and speaker, and author of books on issues of old age, including dementia, published by Lion Monarch and SPCK. She is a cognitive behavioural therapist, and her Masters’ dissertation examined the effects of caring for a loved one with dementia on close relatives.

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