Loughborough students win PM's award

Students from Loughborough have become the latest winners of David Cameron's Big Society Award.

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Loughborough students describe PM's award as "indescribable"

Following the achievement of Loughborough Students' Action Group becoming the latest winners of David Cameron's Big Society Award, the Chair of the group has spoken of the action's joy.

Winning this Big Society Award is indescribable - it's something I've always believed in and I believe that Action embodies. There's a hundred and one reasons why people volunteer but at the end of the day, we like to think that our volunteers do it because they genuinely care.

– Billy Marsh, Chair of Loughborough Students' Action Group

Last year, the group recruited over 2,300 volunteers equating to 19,000 hours of time and £120,000 at minimum wage.

The Award was created to recognise and celebrate individuals, groups or organisations doing exceptional work in their community.

Loughborough students win PM's Big Society Award

Students from Loughborough have become the latest winners of David Cameron's Big Society Award.

Loughborough Students' Action Group, which was set up in 1997, helps to inspire and harness the volunteering power of students across Loughborough. Last year they helped over 2,000 students to give something back to the local community.

In the last year the group have made a number of achievements:

  • Recruited 2,303 volunteers equating to 19,000 hours of time and £120,000 at minimum wage.
  • Raised over £70,000.
  • Overseen over 40 regular projects and 130 one-off projects

For more information about the Big Society Award, click here.

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