Students from the University of Worcester came together older members of the community for a festive tea dance.
The event, which was hosted by Worcester Students’ Union welcomed over 130 people from the local community. Many were participants of the University’s Active Ageing programme, which runs sports sessions for those aged 60 and above.
The University’s Dance Society gave a performance during the afternoon and were on hand along with students from the musical theatre society, Loco Show Co. to dance with the attendees.
Bill Gairns, of St John’s, said: “We’ve really enjoyed ourselves. It’s great to be having the chance to mingle with the students and enjoy a dance to some good music. Everyone’s had a lot of fun.”
Chris Cox, from Callow End, said: “It’s been really good fun and a great atmosphere. We go to the keep fit class and it’s nice to come together for a Christmas get together with students, who have all been lovely.”
The event also raised over £230 for charity, which will be split between Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Harry Lonsdale, President at the Students’ Union, said: “This year’s tea dance was a huge success. It was attended by 135 of the University’s Active Ageing group members, as well as our own dance club and loco society. The event completely sold-out this year and as always, it was fantastic to see so many members of the Worcester community.”