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SU Make a Difference Day

The Students' Union volunteered at the Make a Difference Day clearing a meadow for CPPF at Coton countryside reserve

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Every year, the staff members of the Students’ Union volunteer to help a local Charity and this year, Cambridge Past, Present & Future (a charity whose aim is to champion the protection and enjoyment of green open spaces and the sustainable development of the city and its surroundings) was the lucky recipient.
We were given the task of clearing a meadow in Coton Countryside Reserve. It was a bright, crisp autumnal day, the tools for the job were sharp, there was no rain, we were raring to go, and we took to our lumberjack roles in no time.
The field was full of saplings which needed to be felled and by the end of our six hour stint, the area looked a lot clearer and we had produced piles of lumber which could supply even the biggest Guy Fawkes party!!
This was just one of the many volunteering opportunities on offer from the Students’ Union Volunteering Service; if you or anyone you know wishes to get involved, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinators Kerry Bell in Cambridge or drop into HEL 123 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Stephanie Lane in Chelmsford or drop into Tindal Ground Floor Monday to Thursday 9am to 3.30pm and Friday 9am to 12noon to make an appointment.
The Volunteering Service works with students to help them find suitable volunteering opportunities that match their studies and interests and can give them valuable experience; all helping to find their dream job. We have over 150 roles on offer.  Please help us to promote this service and pass this message on to your students.

Kerry Bell
Volunteer Co-ordinator


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