City’s older residents enjoy a night to remember thanks to Bristol students
Press release issued: 18 March 2010
Around 80 of the city's older residents and families will be gathering tonight [18 March] to attend a special dinner-dance event, hosted by Student Community Action (SCA), the University of Bristol Students' Union volunteering organisation.
With the help of 50 student volunteers, guests will be treated to an evening of dancing, a three-course meal, and a prize raffle. The annual event forms part of 35 community projects the SCA group run in order to help build positive relationships between the student body and the local community.
This year, SCA have also extended the invitation to the families of some of the other community groups that they work with, including a social group for those with Autism and Aspergers, and a group that runs day trips and holidays for teenagers and adults with severe learning disabilities. The student volunteers will also act as door-to-door escorts for the event, providing transport for guests who are unable to get to the Union themselves.
Amy O'Brien, Students' Union Vice President (Activities), said: "The SCA annual dinner dance is a very special event and always great fun. It's a fantastic opportunity for our students to chat to some of Bristol's older residents and give something back to the community."
In addition to the event, the SCA run a day centre for Bristol's older residents in the Students' Union from 11.30 am to 3 pm every Wednesday during term time. If anyone is interested or knows someone who would benefit from the Wednesday social club, or any of the other projects mentioned, contact the SCA office, tel. 0117 954 5768.