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Plaistow volunteers get their hands dirty

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 July 2015

Youngsters at Victory Youth Group took to the streets of Plaistow to take part in an annual youth engagement event.

Youngsters at Victory Youth Group took to the streets of Plaistow to take part in an annual youth engagement event.

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Youngsters got their hands dirty as they picked litter off the streets of Plaistow.

Volunteers from Victory Youth Group took part in the three-hour stint on Saturday, July 18, as part of their annual youth engagement event.

“Participating in the We Care! event opened my eyes to how the community takes care of their borough,” said volunteer Theo King.

“I realised that people do consider the local litter problem but not enough to take action. [In future] I will take extra care not to add to the litter problem as I would be undoing all the hard work we achieved through the event.”

The Christian youth organisation for 15 to 25-year-olds coordinates the event for the youngsters to tackle environmental tasks in their communities.

Another volunteer, Isaac Frimpong, added: “I expected [the task] would be boring and quick to clean but I was wrong. It made me appreciate the work of the people who clean those streets as they take a while to clean up using the pickers.”

To find out more about the group, go to facebook.com/victoryyouthgroup


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