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Earlestown is blooming marvellous… thanks to YOU

by Gemma Melling

Young and old came together this Bank Holiday Monday to fill Earlestown with summer flowers and put lots of smiles on faces.

Children were invited along to help plant up the town’s planters, and fill the Garden of Remembrance with flowers, too.

The event was organised by Business for Youth in Newton-le-Willows – a charity which works with young people – in partnership with Newton and District Veterans Association. It saw young and old work together, getting their hands dirty and enjoying the simple pleasure of planting flowers for everyone’s enjoyment.

As well as the planting, there were free craft activities for children, who could make their own garden plaques from slices of tree trunks, or mini keyrings also made from wood.

And there was free food, with hotdogs and sweets provided by the Newton and District Veterans.

Writing on Facebook, Business for Youth said: “An enjoyable day watching children plant flowers in their town. They can now watch them grow, knowing they helped to plant them. Great to have created some free bank holiday fun for so many.”

And George Campbell, from the Newton and District Veterans, said: “The joint effort with BFY and Newton Veterans went absolutely brilliantly. What started with an off the cuff idea became a fantastic day.

“This was the first event of its kind, but hopefully the first of many. Young and old working together within our community.

“Many thanks to the BFY volunteers.”

Hear, hear! A huge well done to you all!

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