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Students clean up Barroway Drove village hall

NCS (National Citizen Service) youngsters working on a project at Barroway Drove Village Hall
(standing far right) is Thomas Barnes-Hooker, who is the Team Leader at the village hall ANL-140827-102529009

NCS (National Citizen Service) youngsters working on a project at Barroway Drove Village Hall (standing far right) is Thomas Barnes-Hooker, who is the Team Leader at the village hall ANL-140827-102529009

A team of college students have given up part of their summer holidays to freshen up a village’s hall ahead of a very special occasion.

The group, known as the Black Llamas, completed their National Citizenship Service project to tidy up the Barroway Drove village hall on Friday.

And, with a wedding reception planned to take place there on Saturday night, the group’s work could not have been better timed.

Team leader Thomas Barnes-Hooker said the group, made up of 18 students from the College of West Anglia, took up the project as one of their members is related to a member of the village hall committee.

He said: “She said, ‘If you can’t find a project to do, you’d be more than welcome to do it’.”

Three team members live in the village itself, with several others coming from nearby Downham.

And, as well as redecorating inside the hall, the team also tidied up outside the building, completing the work in just four days.

Thomas said the hall committee had been fully supportive of their work.

He said: “They’ve been a big help. They occasionally stopped by and gave us a hand.”

Thomas also thanked Brewers, on Lynn’s Hardwick industrial estate, for their donation of paint for the project.

 

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