A PAIR university students have been awarded for community work.

Adam Stanex and Daniel Idundun, both students at Anglia Ruskin University have been given the John Spence Student Community Prize for 2016, earning them £100 each.

Daniel an Engineering student at the Chelmsford campus, runs the Bible Reading Club and has regularly volunteered on behalf of the local Sanctus Homeless Charity.

He also arranged for Easter eggs to be donated from Asda to the homeless and participated in food collections from Greggs and Pret A Manger on a weekly basis for people sleeping on the city’s streets.

Daniel, said: “It is a great honour to be selected for this award and that’s down to the brilliant people I have encountered in Chelmsford over the last three years.

“Never underestimate the power of generosity and giving up one’s time for others because it can change someone’s life, including your own.”

Psychology student Adam, who studies in at the Cambridge campus helped to run a series of events in the city to raise awareness of mental health issues.

He took part in a sponsored sleep out in February for Emmaus Homeless Charity, and worked with other students on The Rucksack Project last winter, making ‘kits’ made up of clothing, and other essentials for the homeless.

Adam said: “It is overwhelming to win the prize and it is really encouraging to see how much the university supports the students that want to make a difference in their community.

The prize is named after Anglia Ruskin Governor and honorary degree holder John Spence and it is designed to recognise outstanding voluntary contribution by individual students to help either another student in need of extra support, or the community life of Anglia Ruskin or its surrounding areas.