14th February 2000




Students in Lincoln are taking action to help the city’s homeless and vulnerable people in a new initiative which will get them involved in local charities.


Twenty students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have already signed up for the new Community Action Group and some members will begin their voluntary work at the homeless charity the Nomad Trust on Wednesday (16th February).


The group is run by the Lincoln Students’ Union, which is well on the way to recruiting its target of 50 members by the end of the year.


The union was approached by a number of students wanting to do voluntary work in the city who had been involved with charities before coming to the university.


At the Nomad Trust, on Monks Road, three students will be helping in the soup kitchen and chatting to the homeless people who drop in to the centre.


“The response to our recruitment drive for the Community Action Group has been excellent,” said Sarah. “Besides the personal benefit to the students of improving their own development they will make a real difference in the community.”


Volunteers will also be helping adults with learning difficulties at the Mencap centre on Tentercroft Street on Thursday afternoon while others will be sent on placements to another homeless charity, Shelter.