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City volunteers needed to spruce up park

Worcester Editorial 24th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER residents are being urged to get their paintbrushes out in a bid to spruce up Gheluvelt Park ahead of the centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The on-going volunteer work, led by the Friends of Gheluvelt Park, began in July and has included brightening up the riverside wall, which had often been a target of graffiti.

The front railing panels on Barbourne Road are also being painted, as part of “paint the park”, from a dull grey, to a fresh coat of black, but more work is still to be done and volunteers are needed to get it done before next year’s anniversary.

Mandy Neill, member of Friends of Gheluvelt Park, said: “There is still a lot of painting jobs to be done across the park and more volunteer painters are needed.

“We’ve made great progress over the summer and got to know new friends too. It’s very rewarding and something for all park users and passers-by to appreciate.

“If anyone could spare a couple of hours on a Saturday morning, please come along between 10am and 12pm, meeting either at the Pump House or find us at the railings.

“Just turn up, ideally bring gloves and wear old clothes but all other materials are provided.

“The Friends of Gheluvelt Park have had recent success for gaining extra funding, with three separate grants of between £1,200 and £5,700 being awarded, to help improve regular events and facilities in the park.

For further information or to join the organisation, visit www.gheluveltfriends.org.uk.

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