Ten volunteers from Swansea University’s Discovery Student Volunteering spent their afternoon at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium litter picking the new Jack Zone and surrounding stadium area.
The group teamed up with the Liberty Stadium’s buildings management and the Swansea City AFC Community Trust for this operation, as part of the BT inclusion Programme.
This litter pick makes up one of many clean up events that is hosted by Discovery’s Tidy Towns project which aims to bring student and community volunteers with and without disabilities together to take responsibility of keeping the city clean by running beach cleans and litter picks in hot spot litter areas.
The project is run by Discovery’s longest serving volunteer, Shaun Gillespie, who has been volunteering with the charity for 11 years. Shaun said: “I wanted to do the litter pick at the Liberty Stadium because there is a lot of rubbish left around the stadium before the game. We collected 11 bags of litter in an hour and the Liberty Stadium staff thanked us for our help. We are happy to be able to help the public by doing the litter picks.”
During this time, the project has collected around 1032 bags of rubbish and engaged 737 volunteers, earning itself place as runner up in the Keep Wales Tidy national Cleaner Communities award last year.
Discovery is a student led charity set up 50 years ago by a group of students at Swansea University that wanted to make a difference in the local community.
Today Discovery has over 300 volunteers working across the city on 28 different projects supporting vulnerable people and communities through children’s trips and activities; community meals and social activities for isolated older people and adults with additional needs; as well as practical projects including gardening and decorating work and monthly beach cleans.
Find out more about Discovery
Telephone: 01792 295743
- Tuesday 11 April 2017 14.03 GMT
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