MP urges residents to help clean up

October 25, 2012 11:46 AM

Local MP Tom Brake is calling on the community to come down and help him and local activists clean up Greenshaw woods in Carshalton on Saturday October 27th. This mass litter clean-up day is organised as part of this year's CSV Make a Difference Day the UK's biggest day of volunteering.

Community Service Volunteers was established in 1962 with the explicit premise that no volunteers would be rejected. This year, the campaign is highlighting the different skills people can use to volunteer. From professional skills such as web design, marketing or accountancy to a personal passion for photography, gardening or beauty therapy - everyone can do something to help others.

Tom said "There's nothing that would make me more proud than to see members of our community pitching in to make our own backyard a more pleasant place. Cleaning up litter is a great opportunity to not only be environmentally active, but to get together with your neighbours and work for a common cause."

"In 2011 70,000 people took part in over 2,400 events across the UK. Volunteers will be working hard to make their areas the best they can be, and I can't wait to be among them working side-by-side with my constituents in a location they selected."

The event will be held next Saturday October 27th from 8:30am-11:30am in Greenshaw Woods, a location chosen after consulting with Sutton residents. The meeting point will be the pylon very close to the entrance to St Helier Hospital car-park in Wrythe Lane.

For more information on the event visit and for CSV Make a Difference Day visit

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