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O’Rourke volunteers scrub up Camden

19 Jun 12 A team of Laing O'Rourke workers from the site of the £660m Francis Crick Institute project under construction in St Pancras volunteered to clean up the local streets in advance of the Olympic torch relay passing through north London next month.

Laing O'Rourke volunteers remove graffiti
Laing O'Rourke volunteers remove graffiti

As part of the ‘Clean Up Camden’ day, the Laing O'Rourke volunteers scrubbed graffiti by a section of Regent's Canal near Camden Lock.

One of the volunteers, Ron, said: "Working in Camden and being part of the clean-up operation for the Olympic torch relay was really rewarding. We were pleased to pull on our overalls and come down for a session of graffiti scrubbing! Although there is still much more to do in time for the Games, great progress was made in eliminating the dirty hotspots along the canal."

Another volunteer, Charlotte, added: "The graffiti removal project was a great team event. Occasionally you come across graffiti that is an artistic reflection of social life, other times it just creates an anti-social hotspot. Here at Camden Lock we all pulled together to try and restore the historic canal path and make it one proud to host the Olympic torch route."

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