THE Friends of Memorial Park group is on the lookout for volunteers to take part in a nationwide event.

The Friends will be organising an event at Memorial Park, Great Harwood, on Sunday 12 October - which has been designated as Seed Gathering Sunday by the Tree Council.

The event involves collecting seeds from parkland areas and nurturing them. Volunteers will be working in small groups and will be involved in activities such as dating trees in the round wood, picking up litter and clearing paths, as well as seed gathering.

The Friends are looking for people who have experience of identifying and dating trees and those interested in working on environmental projects.

Children under 16 will not be accepted unless they are accompanied by an adult, although the group would like to encourage children to take part. Anyone who would like to volunteer their services is asked to contact the Friends at