A COMMUNITY champion in Ealing is now leading a national network dedicated to celebrating the good work done by students.

Mariana Vieira da Rocha, Volunteering and Civic Engagement Manager at the University of West London, is now chair of the National Student Volunteering Network.

She said: “I am so passionate about volunteering and have been involved with this inspiring network for some time now.

“Student volunteering has such an impact on communities  - and students bring so much with their training, skills and passions in all areas.”