Operation Clean-up

FIFTY young volunteers took to the open fields of Capricorn last Saturday, armed with spades and black bags, in an attempt to revitalise gardens and parks in the area.The event formed part of Volunteers Week, celebrated from Sunday, 1 June, till Saturday, 7 June, during which volunteers are recognised throughout the country. Marion Le Fleur from the Volunteer Centre in Claremont, which deploys volunteers at various projects and organisations monthly, says this year's theme, "Youth in Volunteerism", is especially suitable as Youth Month is currently being celebrated nationally. " Volunteering is a positive pursuit for the broader community. Saturday saw enthusiastic youngsters clearing the grounds. They were later treated to snacks and certificates for active participation during this year's Volunteer Week. The event truly was a great success." Non-volunteering youth were motivated to get involved in their communities and people were exposed to the joy of being a helping hand. The rewards of being positive and active citizens were promoted. Youngsters were encouraged to plant trees, clean play areas, and paint and clean community gardens.

  • Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can call Marion Le Fleur on (021) 674 5338

Volunteers plant trees in Capricorn