Student volunteers from the University of Lincoln are to give back to the local community next week as part of the Students’ Union’s ‘Your Community Needs You’ campaign.
They will be sorting through donated clothing at St. Swithens Church between 10am and 12pm next Wednesday morning, which homeless people can come and collect if needed.

This is then followed by the annual Brayford Pool clean-up which will be taking place next Thursday, March 30.

In an official press release, the SU said the clean-up of the Brayford aims to ‘provide a friendlier and cleaner environment for our infamous swans and to build community spirit’.

Tasnim Hassan, Vice President for Welfare and Community, said: “Lincoln Needs You is all about this initiative to encourage more students to get involved with their community – so many of our students already do so much and it is a culture we are keen to promote.

“From saving our swans through the Brayford Clean-Up to helping the homeless by aiding the clothes sort, these are all ways we can all do our bit.

The event takes place between 12pm and 3pm, and people interested in helping out can sign up on the SU’s website.

The annual clean-up takes place on March 30. Photo: Lincoln SU.

Those interested in helping out with the clothes sort for the homeless can contact For students wishing to donate unwanted clothing, they can drop them off at St Swithens Church or at the Students’ Union reception.