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.
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.
Posted on Monday 29th October 2012