A PLEA for help is being made from the organisers of this year’s Goostrey Rose Festival.

This summer’s event returns in all its glory on Saturday, June 25 after celebrations have been limited for the past two years due to the pandemic.

The full scale procession, crowning ceremony, fete and Ceilidh are all lined up but plans are being hampered by a lack of volunteers.

Rose Day chairman Christina Burgess said: “Although Rose Day is organised by a hard-working committee, the event’s success relies on lots of people doing small amounts of work.

“We rely on an army of volunteers to help set up and take down the equipment on the field, marshal the procession or run one of the many stalls, but this year we have not had the usual response to our call for helpers.

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“It may be that we have lost the continuity following Covid but so far we have been disappointed with the number of people coming forward to help.

“We are particularly asking parents of children who are now too old to take part if they can give some time to ensure the event remains as good as it was for their youngsters.”

Anyone who can help in any way on the day or in the run up to the festivities should e-mail enquiries@goostreyrosefestival.co.uk