Senior citizens celebrate festive season at USW

OAP Christmas party 2017

Pensioners from Treforest enjoyed a festive lunch this week as special guests of the University of South Wales.

As well as a three course meal prepared and served by USW catering staff, more than 100 senior citizens who live near the Treforest campus were entertained by the University staff choir, local schoolchildren’s choir and a few games of bingo.

The Christmas carols, sung by pupils at St Michael’s RC Primary School, and some festive favourites sung by the staff choir, provided a musical backdrop to an afternoon of entertainment, organised by staff at USW.

A raffle held during the day’s festivities also raised more than £180 for Welsh Hearts.

Party organiser, Communications Officer Sarah Sullivan, said: “This event is one of the highlights of the festive season for us. We always enjoy hosting this celebratory event as it’s an opportunity to say thank you to the local residents for the warm welcome they give to our students.

“The Christmas lunch is an annual fixture in the Treforest social calendar, and once again we were delighted to host the senior citizens for this festive gathering.”

John Callan, one of the guests who attended the lunch, said: “We always have a wonderful time at the University for our annual lunch. It’s something we look forward to every year. The food was wonderful and we loved the entertainment.”