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Bexley youngsters help clean River Cray as part of national scheme
A GROUP of Bexley youngsters got their hands dirty cleaning the River Cray on Saturday as part of a national scheme.
Around 50 teenagers aged 16 to 17 headed down to Foots Cray Meadows to help waterways charity Thames 21 keep the river clear. They also did some woodland path clearance, ditch digging and tree mulching before finishing up with a history talk.
The students volunteered as part of the government-funded National Citizen Service which aims to bring young people from different backgrounds together to contribute to their communities alongside charity the Challenge Network.
Thames 21 project officer for Bexley and Friends of Foots Cray Meadows member Michael Heath said: "It was a pleasure to work with the young people and they did some really good work during the day.
"They did some first class volunteer work for the meadows and hopefully they enjoyed themselves while we introduced them to the outdoors."
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