Posted on 26/10/2010
Students muck in to help the local community
Student volunteers from Royal Holloway, University of London gave up hours of their time to help local projects as part of CSV Make a difference Day - the nation's biggest day of volunteering.
Every year tens of thousands of people get together to make a difference in their communities and this year it took place on Friday 22 October.
The time donated by Royal Holloway students was coordinated by the College’s Community Action team and funded by the College’s Annual Fund. The day saw students complete projects including re-planting apple trees and clearing out the pond area at St Cuthbert’s School in Englefield Green, litter-picking and weeding at The United Church of Egham and re-painting equipment at a sensory garden Royal Holloway students created four years ago at Virginia Water Community Pre-School.
Debbie Schultz, Manager at the pre-school said: “We’d like to thank the students for the work they did for us. We are very pleased with it - they did a really good job.”
Student clubs and societies put their team spirit into action with volunteers from the Women’s Rugby Club and the Dance Society helping out and making a difference to people throughout the Runnymede borough.
Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager, said: “This is the fifth year running that our students have been involved and it’s great to see them continuing to make such a difference to the local community. They put in a lot of hard work and between them completed more than 160 hours in one day.”
To find out more about student volunteering visit: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/services/volunteering/