MORE than 200 mature shrubs have been donated by residents in Maghull to improve a community woodland area in the town.
The Friends of Maghull & District made an appeal for woodland themed shrubs and say they were amazed by the response.
FOMD trustee Dr Frank Sharp said: “Many of the plants we have received have huge sentimental value and we wish to convey a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their amazing support which not only demonstrates the community spirit but how the pandemic has drawn people closer to nature.
“We now want to raise £5,000 to continue the huge challenge of improving this woodland area with further plants.
“We have received a terrific boost and feel privilege to be partnered with our local Co-op as one of their charities of the year.”
Group member Rev David Hamlett added: “We would like to express our gratitude to Mike Stock of MJS for donating £500, to enable Derek & Jonathan Aiken (owners of Gorse Hill Nature Reserve) to create our bespoke beautiful rustic ‘welcome sign’.”
“Derek has only made these bespoke signs for their nature reserve previously, but because of his cherished memories of living and playing in the area, he undertook this specialised work for material cost only.”