Green-fingered Dovestone Youth Rangers dig in to help tidy up community

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters are getting hands on to help clean up the community for the benefit of local residents.

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The Youth Rangers at Delph Graveyard

The Dovestone Youth Rangers, led by Greg Cookson, spend every Sunday carrying out various projects in the community, from litter picking to wild life preservation.

Now, they have been getting stuck in to help tidy up the overgrown graveyard at Delph so locals can visit a tidy spot to lay flowers on the grave of their relatives.

The team of around eight Youth Rangers picked up litter, and removed moss, brambles and weeds to clear up the area.

Tori Duce, 16, said: “I have enjoyed cleaning up as it’s nice to see things tidy, especially when we’re doing it for the community.

“I like to see people smile when they see what we have done and hopefully they will do that when they come here and it looks nice.”

They joined a team of eight volunteers including OMBC and Saddleworth Parish Councillor Nikki Kirkham who all donated their day to work on the graveyard.

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The Youth Rangers in Greenfield

The Youth Rangers have also spent time tidying up and planting new gardens at sheltered housing in Greenfield.

Bronagh McKeown, 13, said: “The residents were really pleased with what we did. I took my dog Lottie too and they loved her!

“I love seeing the difference we can make and making people happy. And it’s great we get to do something different each week.”

For more information about the Dovestone Youth Rangers, call Greg Cookson: 07810 552139.


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