Appeal to create Burnley heroes’ memorial garden

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Burnley Boys and Girls’ Youth Club in Duke Bar is appealing for local businesses and members of the public to donate equipment for their memorial garden.

The club are looking for equipment such as benches and plants so they can continue to create the garden in memory of founder Captain Riley and other former members who fought in the First World War.

It would help so much if the town of Burnley and the surrounding areas could help in turning the clubs memorial garden into a vision of beauty

Club leader John Melvin

Club leader John Melvin said: “It would help so much if the town of Burnley and the surrounding areas could help in turning the clubs memorial garden into a vision of beauty.

“This equipment would help us create a memorial garden that is one of the best in Burnley and will let the county of Lancashire know that we are very proud of the area we come from.

“We also want to give our young members a lasting memory of the club, and we know they will help build the garden keep it in brilliant condition for the whole town of Burnley to be proud of.

“It would also be nice for other groups who use our club such as the Parkinson Group to have somewhere to enjoy the summer sun and a cup of tea.”