Coffee and carols tradition still thriving in Linton

Linton Village College hosting a previous coffee and carols Christmas party. ENGANL00120130912151131
Linton Village College hosting a previous coffee and carols Christmas party. ENGANL00120130912151131
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Students at Linton Village College (LVC) will welcome more than 100 senior citizens to their Coffee and Carols party on Thursday, December 8.

The guests will be picked up by coach from local villages, including Linton, Hildersham, Balsham, Castle Camps and Great Abington.

On arrival, they will be served tea, coffee, fruit cake and mince pies by Year nine students who have helped to organise the party. Seasonal music will be provided by the wind orchestra, bell ringers and the college choir and guests will also receive a small Christmas present to take home.

As always, Year nine students have raised the funds for the event through activities including a sponsored silence and washing staff cars.

Students were allowed to wear their trainers to school for one day in exchange for a 50p donation towards the party.

Any extra funds, including the proceeds from a raffle on the day, will be donated to CAMSAR (Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue).

“The Christmas party is an LVC tradition which goes back more than 20 years.

“I am very pleased with the enthusiasm that the students put in to this event and the senior citizens are really looking forward to coming,” said organiser Jenny Pullin.