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Working for wildlife

PUBLISHED: 12:24 19 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:39 11 August 2010

YOUNG environmentalists joined the London Wildlife Trust to help launch a new youth club. The Dagenham-based club, Education, Activity, Service, and Training recruits members through schools and churches. Teenagers from the club volunteered as part of G

YOUNG environmentalists joined the London Wildlife Trust to help launch a new youth club.

The Dagenham-based club, Education, Activity, Service, and Training recruits members through schools and churches.

Teenagers from the club volunteered as part of Global Youth Service Day.

More than 100 countries take part in the annual event, giving young people the chance to carry out community work.

Held at Eastbrookend, Dagenham, it involved thinning out a section of dense woodland.

LWT Volunteer organiser, Chantal Brown said: "The majority of people had never carried out practical conservation work before, but everyone took to the activity with vigour.

"Afterwards they said how they found it so rewarding making a difference to their community, as well as to the bigger environmental picture.


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