Elmbridge Village recently hosted twelve young visitors, who were participating in the National Citizen Service, a Government-sponsored initiative that aims to build life and work skills in those aged 15 to 17.
The teenagers spent several days here talking to some of our residents about their life stories, before staging a theatrical performance based on Yvonne Sintes, who was the first female jet airline captain and lives at Elmbridge Village.
Thanks to our generous residents, the group raised £500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust through a raffle and a booklet they produced on our residents’ life stories. It also campaigned for better access to Guildford train station following comments from some about how difficult it was to get around there.
The visits were an enormous success, we all enjoyed having the young people come to visit and hope they left with some valuable new skills.