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A group of green fingered volunteers from Barking & Dagenham College have been giving up their time to help regenerate Mayesbrook Park.

The team of nine, who are Legacy Champions at the college, volunteer every Thursday at the park, planting trees, cleaning and generally helping make the park an even nicer place to visit.

The team have been working at the park for four weeks and will finish the project at the end of April.

Nadim Mea, who works at the college and manages the Legacy Champions, said: “The team is doing such a great job and have already planted over 150 trees. I think they set a great example to other young people and members of the community, showing that giving up a bit of your free time for a good cause can really make a difference.”