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Students muck in for the Big Spring Clean

Posted on 24/02/2012
Volunteers during the Big Spring Clean 2012

Students from Royal Holloway, University of London were out in force this week doing their bit to spruce up the neighbourhood in the annual Big Spring Clean.

More than 100 volunteers from the College took part in projects in Egham, Englefield Green, and neighbouring villages clearing litter, painting school classrooms and sprucing up gardens.

The Big Spring Clean has been running for six years with volunteers up and down the country working to make their towns and villages a cleaner environment, with the event coinciding with national Student Volunteering Week.

At Royal Holloway clubs and societies were keen to put their skills to good use, with the Women’s Football team getting stuck into tidying up the gardens at St Cuthbert’s Primary School, in Englefield Green and planting new saplings.

The Bio Sciences Society was busy cleaning the basketball pitch at Egham Youth Centre, as well as painting a wall, planting seeds and having a general clean up.

At Manorcroft Primary School in Egham, a group of volunteers helped to paint a support classroom and tidied up the playground and garden areas.

Beth Rowley, Community Action Assistant Volunteer Manager, said: “Once again our students have come out in force for the annual Big Spring Clean and have been busy working in schools, community centres and youth centres to make the local area a better place for everyone. This year, more than 100 volunteers have given up their free time to do their bit litterpicking, painting and gardening to give Egham and the surrounding areas a genuine Spring Clean.”

To find out more about student volunteering at Royal Holloway visit the Community Action volunteering webpage


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