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9th January 2024

School holds fun-filled event for carers, their loved ones and volunteers

Carers, their loved ones and volunteers from our Carers’ Time Off service were treated to a fun-filled festive party at Ripon Grammar School (RGS).

Organised by sixth form volunteers at the school, the event was held to give hard-working carers and the people they care for a break from their normal routine.

More than 40 teenagers served up a delicious afternoon tea and enjoyed chatting with guests.

The school’s Chamber Choir provided entertainment, with everyone joining in Christmas carols, while one Carers’ Resource volunteer, Charles Jeans, had the whole room singing along to A Teenager in Love and Diana, while playing the banjo ukulele.

Working alongside Carers’ Resource, RGS students aim to host such an event every half term.

Carers’ Time Off (CTO) manager Dawn Tesseyman said: “It was amazing to bring all these young people together with our carers, their loved ones and volunteers from the CTO project, such a lovely thing to do at Christmas.

“The atmosphere was lovely, with great music and so many interesting conversations bringing the generations together in such a happy, positive way.”