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Grantham College pupils treat veterans to Christmas lunch

Veterans tucked into Christmas lunch with public services students and staff at Grantham College last week.

Pupils raised £883.25 last month by completing the challenge 100, which included a 100-exercise circuit and a 100-mile run. They also hosted a Christmas raffle and kindly received hampers from Morrisons and many other high street stores.

The money raised paid for the veterans Christmas lunch last Wednesday with the remaining funds donated to the Royal British Legion.

Veterans tucked into Christmas lunch at Grantham College. (24682516)
Veterans tucked into Christmas lunch at Grantham College. (24682516)

Chris Williams, public services lecturer said: “This is the eighth Christmas lunch that we have invited veterans to. It is very important to recognise what they did for this country and are still doing. The students are able to ask questions about service life. We had veterans who were submariners, royal engineers, royal signals, prison officers and from the RAF, so a whole variety of stories and experiences.” One veteran added: “It was a great experience for the veterans to share time with younger people.”

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