UWE students volunteer for mosaic madness

Issue date: 25 May 2005

Issue date: 25/05/05

Students from the University of the West of England are giving up the Saturday lie-in on 28 May to help out at the Park in Knowle West. The students will work with Sure Start to decorate a bench outside which is used by families at the Centre.

Ellie Roads, UWE Project Assistant said, “There are about 15 students taking part in the ‘Mosaic Madness’ Day. We will be covering a bench with mosaics to match another bench that has already been decorated.

“Sure Start in Knowle West work with children and parents in the community to help them achieve their potential. Knowle West scores in the top 5 for all poverty indicators in the city and this in turn can lead to a lack of opportunities for children and parents. The mosaic madness day will involve people living in the local community, we are hoping that it will be fun and result in a beautiful artistic bench that can be enjoyed by everyone in the future. We will be stopping for a Barbeque at lunch time so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the sun will shine.”

The UWE Community Volunteer Programme is run by the Centre for Student Affairs. It is open to current UWE students and staff. It has something to offer people who are already doing unpaid work for a charity of community organisation as well as those who would like to. Volunteers can opt to take up placements, take part in Community Action Days like the ‘Mosaic Madness Day’, get involved in leading new projects or offer experience related to their subject of study.

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