Teenagers bring Christmas cheer to Manor Park care home

The St Bonaventure's students carol singing

The St Bonaventure's students carol singing - Credit: Di Halliwell

Christmas came early for a group of care home residents thanks to the generosity of a group of schoolboys.

The teenagers, who attend St Bonaventure’s, visited Mornington Hall Care Home in Manor Park with a selection of gifts for the staff and residents.

Their collection included cuddly toys, a model plane and books – all of which had been requested by the elderly residents during a previous visit.

The kind-hearted youngsters didn’t forget the home’s carers, either, bringing boxes of chocolates for them.

The 14 boys are all members of the school’s Telco group, a citizens organisation, and one said: “Our parents always told us that giving was far better than receiving and it has taken until today for me to really get it and understand that it truly is.”

After distributing the presents, the teenagers stayed for lunch, sang carols and even joined in with a game of bingo.

Such was the impression they made that staff and residents alike asked if they could come back next year.