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Love your Neighbour-hood

Spring is in the air and according to Sunderland College students it’s time for a Spring clean, of the neighbourhood.

A group of 30 students from Sunderland College’s Headway’s 6th form joined forces to clean-up the area where they live, as part of the Council’s ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign.

The students, who all live in the same neighbourhood, decided that their local park needed a spruce-up. So, on Monday (March 19) afternoon they headed to Hetton Lyons Park, with litter-pickers and bags provided by the council, to do their bit for the local community.

Gemma Hughes, tutor at Sunderland College’s Headways campus said: “The students wanted to do something for their community and get involved in the campaign. It’s fantastic to see them working together and making a real difference.”

Lucy Whelan, 17, from Hetton, is studying for her A-Levels, she said: “Hetton is our home, so it’s nice to do something to help our community.

“Working as a team has also helped us bond together and take pride in where we live.”

Dave Ellison, area response manager at Sunderland Council said: “”We have had a great response to the campaign up at the Coalfield area, and it was nice that the college agreed to participate.

“The students picked the area they wanted to clear and it proves they ‘love where they live’ and really contributed immensely to the campaign and the local community.”

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