Students and staff have been sharing the joy of Christmas by hosting Loreto’s annual seasonal party for the residents of Mary and Joseph House, Ancoats. Our guests were treated to a traditional Christmas meal cooked by Loreto catering staff and served by the college’s students. Enthusiastic helpers have been busy running schemes raising money to buy gifts for the men so everyone had a present to open from underneath the Loreto Christmas tree.

Edmundo Ho and Umer Din worked their mysterious magic acts on our guests and their fellow students, to howls of laughter and shouts of: ‘How did you do that?’ Kiva Donald played the guitar and sang a few soulful tunes, accompanied by Thandeka Gavaza. The evening was rounded off with traditional carols led by Mrs. Winn, and a game of Bingo that brought out the competitive spirit amongst students and guests! The students said it had been a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season.

The residents of Mary & Joseph House expressed their thanks and said they eagerly look forward to meeting our students at the Christmas party every year.