Young and old unite in day of action

YOUNG people involved in a community project that has cut anti-social behaviour paid a visit to pensioners during a day of action.

Four youngsters who attend the Board Games for Board Kids event at Horden’s Centre Field Pavilion Cafe went along to the Jack Dormand care home, in the village on Dignity in Action Day, last week.

The home, which is in Fourth Street and is managed by Liz Barrass, sent fliers out around Horden inviting residents to a coffee day as part of the national event, which promotes respect of the elderly.

Michele Farrar, activities co-ordinator at the home, said: “The residents chatted to the younger people about old Horden, it was a bit of nostalgia really.

“They loved having the younger ones in. We have heard good things about the kids from the youth club, they are doing absolutely brilliantly.

“We take part in Dignity in Action Day every year and last year we had a pamper day.

“It is important that our residents in the home don’t lose their dignity and independence.”

Councillor Dennis Horden, who represents Horden on Durham County Council, and street warden Gerry Flanagan also attended the event.

The Mail has reported previously how the success of the youth sessions, at the cafe run by local man David Robinson, was paying dividends after anti-social behaviour in that area dropped dramatically.