HALTON Haven Hospice has received some enthusiastic workers as scouts got stuck in to help with gardening.

Mersey Weaver Scouts took part in some valuable community work creating new planted beds at the Barnfield Avenue hospice and tidying up those damaged by torrential rain and high winds.

Help was also provided by North Cheshire Scaffolding who donated the wooden battens to support the raised flower beds.

The Scouts and Explorers were all part of Mersey Weaver’s EuroJam contingent who will be heading to Poland next year for a huge Scout gathering in Gdansk where one of the educational goals is raising awareness of their responsibility to their communities.

Contingent members are drawn from groups across the district including those in Runcorn and Widnes.

Karen Eden, director of care and operational services at Halton Haven, said: "We were blown away by their enthusiasm and by how much work they got through.

"They are outstanding young role models."