The litter pick was organised by Newcastle University Students’ Union’s Raising and Giving Society (RAG) and coordinated by committee members of Keep Jesmond Clean (KJC) at Jesmond Library. The 200 student volunteers who litter-picked had signed up to participate in a one-week fundraising effort to raise £8,000 for six charities. RAG president Jack Green says that target has now been exceeded.
Sub-zero temperatures, slippery pavements and a good amount of frozen waste didn’t stop 25 students from Newcastle and Northumbria universities from litter-picking in Jesmond last weekend
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The first of two Big Tidy Up events was held during Jesmond Festival – with the second this weekend, Victoria Young reports
Victoria Young spoke to 24-year-old Alicia Wroblewski, a Jesmond Vale resident, who has recently been inspiring young women to make a positive impact in the community