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Students clean away for Make a Difference Day

Posted on 29/10/2012
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On Friday 26 October, over 150 students from Royal Holloway lent a helping hand to the local community for the annual ‘Make a Difference Day|.’

There were 12 projects taking place across Egham and Staines including painting classrooms at St Jude’s School, clearing litter across Englefield Green, creating a wildlife area at Hythe Community Primary School and refurbishing the British Legion’s community hub.

More than 500 hours of work were completed, with a number of clubs and societies taking part including the American football team, the cheerleading squad, the men’s rugby team, the netball team, the riding team and the dance society.

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Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager said: “This is a fantastic initiative for our students to get involved with and help out in the local community. We had a record number of volunteers this year, who turned out in force, even in adverse weather conditions. I am very proud of the commitment shown during this year’s event.”

The day was supported by the Royal Holloway Alumni Fund. For more information about volunteering, please contact Community Action| or visit their website|.



 
 
 

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