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160 older residents welcomed to Trinity Christmas party.

Trinity School parents, pupils and staff entertained 160 guests at their annual Christmas Party on Wednesday 20th November. They welcomed older people from Whitgift Care and other residential care homes, diners’ clubs and other groups, as well local residents. Guests were treated to tea and entertainment, including bingo, a quiz compiled by pupils and a raffle. These were followed by music from the Trinity Big Band and the Trinity 8 chamber group, then by songs and poems from students and others connected with the School.

Pupils also performed magic tricks, served refreshments and enjoyed chatting to the guests. Parents and staff generously donated prizes, food and their time to help make the event a success. Maureen Dixon, Head of Community Action at Trinity, who organised the Christmas party, said: “The whole of the Trinity community comes together, parents, pupils and staff, to put on a party that is appreciated by everybody. For many of our guests this is an opportunity to enjoy a Christmas celebration in the company of others.” The party was made extra special this year by the visit of The Mayor of Croydon.

South Norwood resident, Ann Harcus, pictured, commented: “I really enjoyed the evening. The boys at my table looked after us very well and did a great job of making us all feel very welcome!” Fay, a local resident from Shirley, added: “It’s the first time in 5 years that I have been invited out; I am so grateful to Trinity School. And I can’t believe I’ve won a bottle of wine in the raffle!”

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