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Teenagers rejuvenate park
YOUNG people in Winsford are rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck into a week-long community improvement of Town Park.
The green space, off The Drumber, is being overhauled by a group of teenagers aged 16-18, who are busy all this week regenerating area ahead of a family fun day on Friday, August 31 to raise money for the rejuvenation.
The programme of improvements is part of the nationwide National Citizens Service’s Summer of a Lifetime, which is supported by the Youth Federation and Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Young people have given up their free time during the summer holidays to take part in the course, which tasks youngsters to get involved and make a difference to their community.
The group will contribute more than 50 hours of their free time on the project.
Youth worker, Sarah Gaskell, explained: “Across the whole country young people are getting involved.
“In Winsford we asked people to think of improvements they wanted to see made. People came and pitched ideas to us about what they’d like to see done, and we picked the Drumber.
“They’re going to be tidying it all up and putting in new plants.”
Some of community-minded crew are using the cleanup to fulfil part of their Duke Of Edinburgh award.
Payment for the improvements had to be raised by the young people themselves.
They have already held a sweet sale for children on the summer Playscheme programme, and hope to raise more at the fun day on the park this Friday, August 31 between 11.30-3pm. The day will feature a raffle, cake sale, face painting and local musicians.
To find out more about the Summer of a Lifetime, visit www.vinspired.com/summer-of-a-lifetime