22nd February 2005

 

TURNING JAPANESE AT VOLUNTEERS EVENT

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Lincoln people will be able to taste Japanese culture at a special event being staged tomorrow evening (Wednesday) as part of Student Volunteer Week

 

Serina Yamazaki, a first-year Journalism student at the University of Lincoln, has organised a special Japanese evening to introduce the culture of her homeland to Lincoln.

 

Visitors will get to experience Japanese food, drink, music and crafts in a special celebration of Japanese culture planned by Serina, who comes from Chibaken in Japan.

 

The evening will be held at the New Life church on Newland on Wednesday 23rd February between 7pm and 9pm. Admission costs £6.

 

The event forms part of the annual Student Volunteer Week, an initiative by Student Volunteering England and Year of the Volunteer 2005 which aims to raise money for the Save the Children tsunami appeal.

 

Other events planned at the university include a special volunteering recruitment morning in the main academic building on Wednesday 23rd February (9.30am until 1pm) and a ‘Big Kid’ movie night in the Jackson Lecture Theatre on Thursday 24th February.

 

Films to be shown are ‘The Lion King’ at 6.30pm and ‘Jungle Book’ at 8.05pm. The minimum donation is 99p and all proceeds will go to Save the Children.

 

The university’s Students’ Union Co-operative also hopes to stage a community litter pick around the Tower Estate and Monks Road area on Sunday 27th February.

 

“Student Volunteer Week will help to raise awareness of volunteering amongst our students and also help to encourage them to dedicate some spare time to volunteering among the community to enhance their CV,” said Natalie Walters, project worker for the university’s community volunteers.

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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