On Wednesday 21 December younger and older people from Stillington and nearby villages came together to celebrate Christmas. The young people who were recruited to the project through links with the local schools and word of mouth had been planning the Christmas party for the older generation, via an existing group linked to Tees Valley Rural Community Council. The event was held at Stillington Hall.
The work was funded by Stillington Parish, and Youth Focus: North East and Tees Valley Rural Community Council have been working together to support the young people to spread the Christmas joy.
The young people involved in planning the event designed gift bags, cards, and chose a selection of presents which were purchased and provided for the event. The party was a great success and both young people and older people enjoyed spending time together, swapping presents and singing and dancing along to the band.