THE Vale council recently collaborated with local schools to host a week of festive activities for the day service users.

Pupils from Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg, Holton Road Primary, and Whitmore High all visited the day service to perform Christmas carols, with Whitmore High also bringing food donations.

The hampers were collected by pupils and developers, Morgan Sindall, who are currently building their new school.

As part of the Buds & Blooms, groups of under five’s visited the day service twice during the week, joining the elderly for an intergenerational Christmas party and an arts & crafts session.

Service users also took part in an Elderfit class, sing-a-long sessions and other musical performances.

Vale council cabinet member for social care and health, Cllr Ben Gray said: “Christmas can be an incredibly lonely time, especially for older people or those living with illnesses such as dementia.

“Rondel House supports Vale residents who suffer with age related frailty, chronic illness, disability or mental health problems.

"The service they provide is a lifeline for many during this period, offering some respite for families and spouses, and stimulation and socialisation for its users.

“What is more touching is the generosity and thoughtfulness of the young people who have contributed to the week.

"The students themselves organised the collection of the hampers and asked to sing for the service users.”