Ages Together

Ages together

Ben is the most highly decorated resident of Lister House which is a claim indeed! Ex-SAS and very unassuming, he remembers everyone’s name, is gentle and kind. Physically, Ben struggles with stoicism. Ella is a shy, small, 16 year old who lacks confidence and self- belief. Together they have formed a supportive and productive relationship; helping each other to create the glass work and photographs that formed part of the overall exhibition. Ella has decided after her time at Lister House that she wants to work with the elderly and now has a focus to her studies. Ben has repeatedly made the concerted effort to dress and breakfast earlier on a Friday in order for him to spend time with the young people. Ella has requested a copy of the photograph of her and Ben, as has Ben. NYY has organised for Ella to keep attending Lister House as a volunteer after the Ages Together project finished. Ben is delighted. The next Ages Together Project will be held in Northallerton starting in February. If you would like to participate contact Sally Clifford, Ages Together Co-Ordinator, Office: 01845 522 145 Mobile: 07500787620, Web: North Yorkshire Youth: | Carlton Lodge Activity Centre:, Post: North Yorkshire Youth,Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4NJ.