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Youngsters help clear war graves at Warrington Cemetery

Warrington Guardian: Youngsters help clear war graves at Warrington Cemetery Youngsters help clear war graves at Warrington Cemetery

THE Warrington Wolves Foundation has been getting green-fingered to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Participants from the TRYHARD project decided to make their mark at Warrington Cemetery after learning about the Great War in the classroom.

The youngsters then visited Ryfields Retirement Village, where they were taught the basics of planting and caring for flowers.

With the help of funding from Sainsbury’s Church Street and O2 Think Big at Preston Brook, the group were able to get 1,800 flowers and gardening equipment for their mission.

The week-long project finally got underway on Monday, April 28 with more than 50 people attending a sun-drenched first day to help out.

The Wolves Foundation, along with help from the Cadets and Ryfields Retirement Village, will now tend to the graves on a regular basis to maintain their hard work.

All of the equipment purchased and used for the project will be donated to Sir Thomas Boteler High School’s Horticultural Club to be used for future projects.

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9:25am Tue 27 May 14

MrMo says...

Sometimes, young people are tarnished with a bad reputation, especially when they are mentioned in the same breath as the older generation. This project has given the young people involved something to be proud of. Young people have learnt from their elders, to create something special for both the local community and themselves that they will never forget.

There are others that made this project possible, including...

Warrington Cemetery – Total support throughout and committed to supporting the project.
Central Self Drive – Provided access to vehicles necessary to complete the project, all free of charge.
Curbishleys Roses – Donated a Remembrance Rose for each grave, the Pièce de résistance for each grave. These would usually cost over £400.
Bents Garden Centre – Donated compost for 5 graves.
Trebaron Garden Centre – Donated compost and flowers for 2 graves.
Wooden Spoon – The TRYHARD project funders – The Children’s charity of Rugby.

Thank you for reading the article.

Dave Morley
TRYHARD Project Leader
Warrington Wolves Foundation
davemorley@wolvesfou
ndation.com
Sometimes, young people are tarnished with a bad reputation, especially when they are mentioned in the same breath as the older generation. This project has given the young people involved something to be proud of. Young people have learnt from their elders, to create something special for both the local community and themselves that they will never forget. There are others that made this project possible, including... Warrington Cemetery – Total support throughout and committed to supporting the project. Central Self Drive – Provided access to vehicles necessary to complete the project, all free of charge. Curbishleys Roses – Donated a Remembrance Rose for each grave, the Pièce de résistance for each grave. These would usually cost over £400. Bents Garden Centre – Donated compost for 5 graves. Trebaron Garden Centre – Donated compost and flowers for 2 graves. Wooden Spoon – The TRYHARD project funders – The Children’s charity of Rugby. Thank you for reading the article. Dave Morley TRYHARD Project Leader Warrington Wolves Foundation davemorley@wolvesfou ndation.com MrMo
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1:30pm Tue 27 May 14

MikeJT says...

Given the chance, young people will often show more pride in their community than so-called "mature" adults. Its just a shame that the media usually prefer the "hoody" type stories to the "feel-good" ones
Given the chance, young people will often show more pride in their community than so-called "mature" adults. Its just a shame that the media usually prefer the "hoody" type stories to the "feel-good" ones MikeJT
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