Volunteers attend Ground Force challenge

Photo credit: James Croydon

Photo credit: James Croydon

YUSU ran a volunteering College Challenge last week in conjunction with York City Council.

Student were invited to tidy and “revamp” gardens along Heslington road for two days. Around 20 students removed rubbish, weeded, and planted bulbs. The action was in conjunction with York City Council and the local Safer Neighbourhood Team of North Yorkshire Police.

Volunteers earned points for their individual college, which will contribute towards their college’s total for the College Cup.

Hannah Brearley, YUSU Volunteering Officer, commented: “We’re pleased to be part of such a great initiative.”

The College Cup, supported by Dame Judi Dench, is awarded in the summer term and is an initiative to encourage student charitable participation and volunteering action.

The College Cup was won last year by James and Vanrbugh College.

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