Letter from the Editor: Making a difference

Last year, the much-anticipated event took us out to sea. This year, we wanted to give something back to the community.

So, we put on our gardening gloves and headed to Stanmer Park, a beautiful green space in the heart of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

There, we volunteered for the Brighton Permaculture Trust, a fantastic charity that promotes greener lifestyles by helping to protect our environment and educate the general public about sustainable development.

On what turned out to be one of the hottest days of 2018 to date, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work on a beautiful, albeit overgrown, plot of land.

Three hours later, we stopped to review our efforts — and we had achieved so much! Yes, we were exhausted, very hot and sweaty, and some of us even suffered ripped pants as a result of the strenuous activity, but we felt immensely proud that we had pulled together and made a difference to the community.

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