I am a member of Dartford’s Youth Council (DYC). In fact, I am on the executive team as the PR Representative. We are group of youth from year 8 to year 13, who school, live or attend clubs (such as scout or St John’s Ambulance) in Dartford. We meet once a month to organise fundraisers and outings and think of ways we can meet our aims for the year. Every year we have plan of action for what we want to do in, or for, Dartford. This year we running a ‘Make Dartford Smile’ campaign. We are trying to do what we can to make the residents of Dartford happier. As part of this campaign we went to Wilmington Manor Nursing Home, on Monday 21st December, to sing carols to its residents. We sang a range of songs to the elderly and their nurses, from silent night to Mary’s boy child to jingle bells, which we had practiced in our previous December meeting. We had lots of fun and laughs and by the end all everyone was joining in on the songs that they knew. One of the residents told us ‘it was nice to see people caroling again. It really made our day.’ Her friend then added ‘We don’t get this anymore. When I was younger you used to get carolers doing door to door, so this was nice.’ It was a very fun experience and it was amazing to get the opportunity to bring some Christmas joy the residents of Wilmington manor. To find out more about DYC you can find our page on the Dartford Borough Council website, visit our blog, follow our twitter account (@Dartford_YC) or Like our Facebook page.