Ruislip Residents' Association

Uxbridge College and Brunel University's Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day Group in The PavilionsSome 150 students from Uxbridge College and Brunel University took part in this year's Good Deeds Day, performing voluntary activities - from bag packing to entertainment - across Uxbridge and the surrounding area.

This February event was a huge success, attracting huge crowds of shoppers with vibrant and energetic dance displays provided by Uxbridge College dancers and soulful performances from music students. Brunel students entertained with a Mannequin Challenge and flash mob performance.

Numerous Good Deeds Day activities were on offer, from free tea, coffee and cakes to exercise information offered by More Energy, craft activities, board games, Digi Drop-in at Uxbridge Library and volunteering at Thames Valley Hospice charity shop.

Students also served lunch at St. Margaret's Church and Christchurch Uxbridge, held an activities afternoon at Pield Heath House School, a tea dance at Yiewsley Community Centre, packed bags in local supermarkets, litter-picked in the town centre and fundraised for the Mayor of Hillingdon's Charitable Trust.

The theme for 2017 was Thirty Years of Pavilions Uxbridge and event attendees were encouraged to share their memories of Uxbridge over the last thirty years.

Events such as Good Deeds Day, which began in 2013, are extremely important as they help to promote and encourage student volunteering in Hillingdon, raise awareness of the positive impact that students have in the local community and develop important community relationships.

This event was jointly organised by Uxbridge College, Brunel University, The Pavilions, Uxbridge, Uxbridge Forward and INTU Uxbridge.

Published in Further and Higher Education on 12 March 2017.
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