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Student army heads to Woolston

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/05/2016

The Student Volunteer Army famously called to action via social media to help out after the Christchurch earthquakes is getting stuck into more good works.

About 200 students are expected to turn up for the City Care Connect the Community event on Saturday.

They will work in the areas of Woolston and Ferrymead on projects including river clean-up, bird habitat restoration and native tree planting.

Last year, work done in the suburb of New Brighton involved more than 150 members of the club.

The SVA is the largest student-led club at the University of Canterbury with more than 2100 members.

"Volunteering and a sense of service are ever-popular with students attending the university," says SVA president Alex Cheesebrough.

The students catch a free bus from a university carpark to Woolston at 8.20am and will be briefed at Bamford School at 9am.

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