A record 90,000 people took part in activities for CSV's Make a Difference Day last Saturday. ITN weather presenter Sian Lloyd helped volunteers to decorate a hall for a Halloween party for 100 local children at Calthorpe community garden in King's Cross, London.
The project was one of 3,500 being helped by volunteers for the national volunteering day. Other projects included 70 Barclays staff pushing people on beds through the streets of towns in North Wales while picking up litter, and snooker professional Mark King took on all comers over 24 hours in Chelmsford, Essex to raise awareness of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association.
One volunteer-run group will hold a belated event this Saturday. The Woking Fairtrade Action Network Group have roused 100 volunteers to perform a flash mob using fair trade bananas to increase fair trade purchases.