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Community clean-up: Students work together for Big Spring Clean 2013

Posted on 07/03/2013

This week, over 100 Royal Holloway students lent a helping hand across the local community for the annual Big Spring Clean.

Since 2007, this event has responded to requests from the local community and completed a diverse range of activities including gardening, cleaning, painting, planting and litter picking.

This year, there were over 20 projects taking place across Egham, Englefield Green, Virgina Water and Chertsey at local primary schools, churches, recreation grounds and other community hubs.

More than 300 hours of work were completed across the scheme, with several clubs and societies offering their assistance. MACS, the Mountaineering and Climbing club, were involved with re-painting the Exhibition Gallery at Chertsey Museum and Women’s Football revamped the changing rooms at Manorcroft United Junior Football Club.

Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager said: “Once again, our students have risen to the challenge and have helped out on these projects with the utmost enthusiasm and dedication.

“Importantly this event gives them the chance to get out into the local community and make a real difference. Feedback from residents is always extremely positive and they really appreciate the effort that our students go to.”

The day was supported by the Royal Holloway Alumni Fund. For more information about volunteering, please visit: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/volunteering/home.aspx  


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