CUBS from 1st Holmer Scout Group are partnering up with Coldwells House Care Home in Hereford.

On December 6 a total of 26 Cubs joined with the residents to take part in some art activities together, making Christmas cards and learning watercolour painting.

The young people, aged between eight and 11 decided to support dementia awareness as part of the A Million Hands project which inspires young people to take action in their community whilst learning new skills.

Having learnt about dementia, they are now keen to build a partnership with Coldwells and spend time with the residents.

The Cubs started their project by learning about dementia.

Andrea Bentley, the Admiral nurse who works with Herefordshire Care Homes, gave a talk about the condition and how it effects people. Then a series of dementia friendly activities was planned.

For the first activity the Cubs spent an evening at Hobbycraft, who sponsor the Cub Artist Activity Badge, learning how to make Christmas cards.

They were then able to share these skills with the residents at Coldwells.

At the same time, the residents of Coldwells shared their watercolour skills with another group of Cubs, producing some Christmas pictures.

The Cubs look forward to continuing this partnership with further activities planned next year.

Cub Scout Sophie said, "This is amazing. These people are so lovely, I just want to give them all a hug."

Sharon Childs, the home manager at Coldwells said "It was so lovely to see how the Cubs interacted with the residents."

Mel Brammer, Cub Scout leader at 1st Holmer (Hereford) Scout Group said "At Cubs we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. This project will stay with them for a long time and will make a real difference in the lives of people in our community."