Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sam Cam Praises Boris's 'Brilliant' Plans for 10,000 London Volunteers

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sam Cam Praises Boris's 'Brilliant' Plans for 10,000 London Volunteers

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Byline: Peter Dominiczak City Hall Correspondent

SAMANTHA CAMERON today hailed Boris Johnson's ambitious New Yorkstyle volunteering programme, which he believes will mobilise about 10,000 Londoners.

The Prime Minister's wife appeared with the Mayor at City Hall to launch the [pounds sterling]4.5 million Team London scheme which Mr Johnson says will create an "army of community-spirited volunteers".

The Mayor hopes thousands of volunteers will now become the leaders of youth groups, plant trees, support learning activities for older people and help children who cannot read.

Speaking at the launch, Mrs Cameron said: "I know it's going to make a big difference to this city."

She added that "brilliant schemes" such as the Team London project "couldn't function without the volunteers that take time to get stuck in and help out in their communities." The scheme was given [pounds sterling]2 million by philanthropic organisation the Reuben Foundation and [pounds sterling]2. …

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