Pupils bring cake and kindness
PUPILS from Stratford Primary School partnered with officials at the Voluntary Action Stratford-upon-Avon (VASA) group for a bake sale to benefit dementia awareness.
The youngsters twice visited the VASA facility at Elizabeth Court as part of the recent Dementia Awareness Week. On the second visit several Year 4 pupils brought cakes for a bake sale.
Stratford Primary Headteacher, Gill Humphriss, said: “This is a cause close to our hearts and an organisation that Stratford Primary will be supporting and getting involved in.”
Wasps’ player, Rob Miller, who also serves as a volunteer driver for VASA taking patients to doctor’s appointments, attended and bought some cakes at the bake sale. The primary school cakes combined with those from VASA, raised £135 in proceeds, will benefit people with dementia at the VASA facility.
VASA is a charity offering volunteer- led community transport, wheelchair loans, community activities and services to isolated and vulnerable people in the Stratford area.
Sam McNaught Barrow, community project manager for VASA, said: “We just think it’s really important to get younger children involved with the older people of the community. “The more you bring young and older people together the more of an understanding they have for each other. It brings communities together.”