Press release issued: 12 February 2004
This year's Student Community Action (SCA) Week will take place between Saturday 14 and 21 February.
This year's Student Community Action (SCA) Week will take place between Saturday 14 and 21 February. Events include:
Wednesday 18 February
Dinner Dance for Senior Citizens
Avon Gorge Suite, 5th Floor, Students' Union, Queen's Road
6 to 9 pm
One of the most popular events in the SCA calendar. Over 100 Bristol senior citizens will enjoy dinner, and watch the Bristol Union Capoeira Society and the Bristol Ballroom Dancing Society display team before taking to the floor themselves.
Friday 20 February
Sponsored sleep-out for the homeless
Students' Union car park, Queen's Road
11 pm to 7 am
A sponsored sleep-out by students from all over the South West to raise money for local projects working with the homeless.
Other events taking place throughout the week include a Valentine's Day speed-dating event, a CV skills session and the launch of a drop-in clinic for victims of crime. The clinic will run every Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm in the Student's Union, 6th floor, Queen's Road.
Bryony Ryan, SCA Co-ordinator, commenting on SCA Week, said: 'This a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate being one of the leading and best supported SCA's in the country.
'This week we have welcomed our 800th volunteer. SCA volunteers give over 90,000 hours to the local community every year and SCA week gives us the chance to say thank you and well done to all of them.'
SCA has 800 volunteers in total, working on projects from a night shelter for the homeless, to a day centre for the elderly, to helping out in local schools and much, much more.