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Kings Langley man plans village litter pick to give back to his community 

 Published on: 22nd July 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

A born and bred Kings Langley man is organising a village clean up as a way of giving back to his community. 

Rhys Hughes, 25, has taken it upon himself to clean the village he has grown up in as a way to raise money for local charity, the Waterside Centre. 

Formed in 1990, the Waterside Centre is a non-profit organisation which provides day care services for people with learning difficulties. 

The organisation provides education and training opportunties that encourage service users to intergrate into the communtiy and achieve their full potential. 

Speaking to KingsNews, Rhys said: “I chose the Waterside Centre because it was important to me that I chose a local charity as what I’m doing is for my community and will benfit local people. 

“I’ve been down to the centre and what they do there is great, the effort the staff put in to make sure their users get the best support and care whilst in attendance is second to none.” 

Rhys orginally took to the Facebook group, Kings Langley Matters, to ask locals what charity they would suggest he should raise money for. 

He said: “It was great to see how many local charities there are doing good across all walks of society, however, I knew that the Waterside Centre was the one I wanted to raise money for. 

“All the funds raised will be going towards an interactive table with lots of fun activites the centre users can all enjoy.”

Deputy Manager at the Waterside Centre, Elaine Precious, said: “We were thrilled that Rhys felt he would like to fundraise for us, as we know that the names of many good charities were put forward. 

“It couldn’t have come at a better time for us as we have just started to fundraise for a ‘magic table’, which is an interactive projection system with very simple cause and effect games which all of our service users will enjoy.

“Rhys has chosen an excellent way to raise money, which will not only benefit us, but our local community, we wish him every success.”

The village litter pick is set to take place on Saturday, August 3 at 10.30am. 

To donate or to contact Rhys Hughes, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rhys-hughes-1 

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