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Spring is here… Students help the community in Big Spring Clean 2014

Posted on 24/03/2014

More than 100 Royal Holloway students took their paint brushes and gardening tools out into the local community to take part in 15 different volunteering projects for the Big Spring Clean 2014.

From painting the sheds at Englefield Green Infant School and Nursery, to tidying the front garden at Birchlands Care Home, Royal Holloway’s Community Action team sprang into action for two days of activities on Wednesday 19 March and Friday 21 March.

Members of Royal Holloway’s American Football team, Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams and the Absolute Harmony choir were among the volunteers who gave up their time to give a helping hand.

Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager, said: “Our students have done a fantastic job making this year’s Big Spring Clean a great success once again, by getting stuck in to a range of helpful tasks including litter picking, planting, painting, cleaning and gardening.

“Their enthusiasm has made a real difference to our neighbours in the community and we know that the volunteers’ hard work and dedication is really appreciated.”

Other places that received a visit from the Community Action team this year were St Francis Catholic Primary School, in Ascot, Englefield Green Scout Group , The Village Centre, in Englefield Green, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Sebastian's Action Trust, in Bagshot, Thorpe Lea Primary School, in Egham, Hythe Park, in Egham, and Walnut Tree Gardens, in Egham High Street.

Student volunteers at Royal Holloway have been responding to requests from the local community and completing a diverse range of activities at part of the Big Spring Clean since 2007.

For more information about volunteering, please click here.


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