Help needed to finish garden

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Volunteers are being sought to help get a therapy garden ready for military veterans.

Work began on the garden next to the bowling green in Ashton Park in September, with the help of a TV show, but Dig In North West needs help to get the site ready for opening in April.

The volunteer day will be held between 10am and 4pm on Saturday,

Donna Rowe-Green, founder and senior horticultural therapist for Dig In North West, said: “We are so grateful to Channel 5 for the start they gave us at Ashton Park. They achieved in a week something that would have taken us a year.

“However, we cannot rest on our laurels. We still have a lot to do in order to be able to open our gates in April to military veterans experiencing PTSD and other service- related mental ill health.

“We have had an outstanding band of volunteers working through every weather to help us prepare, but there is still a lot to do.

“We need fences putting up and painting, gates hanging, a path laying, and all sorts of other smaller jobs. If there is anyone able to help us we would be very grateful.”

If you are free to help, contact Donna on 07810 128019 or via

To help raise funds to run the project, a coffee morning will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at Chapel House, Elston Lane, Grimsargh, PR2 5LE.

There will be a raffle, a craft stall, greetings cards and a chance to walk around the garden of the house to see all the