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Friends of the Guild Wheel invite residents to Volunteer Task Day

Posted on - 28th January, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Recreation
Heading out on the Guild Wheel Pic: Blog Preston
Heading out on the Guild Wheel Pic: Blog Preston

The Friends of the Guild Wheel have invited residents to a volunteers day to clear debris, pick litter and clear vegetation from the route.

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Scheduled for 13 February, the Volunteer Task Day runs over two sessions – the morning session -10.30am to 12.30pm and the afternoon session – 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Heather Waddington, the daughter of the late Mike Atkins, who co-created the Guild Wheel alongside Peter Ward, is Secretary of the Friends of the Guild Wheel group and Sustrans Volunteer Group Co-ordinator for the Preston area.

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Heather said: “For our next Volunteer Task Day, we’re going to try something new.

“We’re dividing the day into two sessions, morning and afternoon. You can come for the whole day, either session or just one hour – we are always grateful for whatever time you can spare us.”

The volunteers will work between Jackson’s Quarry, Lightfoot Green Lane, PR4 0AP and Fieldbrook Avenue, PR3 5NG.

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Participants will clear the path of debris, litter pick and cut back encroaching vegetation.

In the interests of lowering emissions and reducing parking congestion, the Friends of the Guild Wheel have asked participants to travel to the meeting point by sustainable transport (cycling, walking or public transport).

The group will also organise car sharing, and if residents require a lift, they can email their postcode to Heather by Thursday 10 February.

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Participants should provide the following details in the email:

  • Which session – am/pm/both
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Emergency contact name and number for the day
  • Any health issues Heather should know about

For more information, email – friendsoftheguildwheel@gmail.com

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