Teens do the groundwork at care home

The teens from Groundwork Trust join residents at Cedar Court in Seaham.
The teens from Groundwork Trust join residents at Cedar Court in Seaham.
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GENEROUS teenagers pitched in to help pensioners at a care home.

A team of 16 and 17-year-olds, from Seaham, went along to Cedar Court in the town to spend the afternoon with residents as part of the National Citizen Scheme.

Cliff Remmer, a youth worker for Groundwork North East and Cumbria, which runs the Government scheme, said the young people carried out some jobs at the home, as well as making an afternoon tea and organising games and entertainment for the elderly.

He said: “The young people found the whole experience enjoyable and as a result they would like to volunteer their time at the centre on a more regular basis.

“Our young people have given thirty hours of their time fund-raising for local charities and making a difference in their community.

“I’m very proud of their achievements and hope they keep up the good work.”

“So far the young people have raised £600 through a bag pack and a sponsored walk, so a massive well done is deserved.”