CHILDREN'S Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is asking supporters across the country to join its team at Robin House in Balloch, on Saturday, March 25 for its annual spring clean gardening day.

The team at Robin House are inviting supporters, friends, locals, schools and businesses to throw on their gardening gloves and get busy to help ensure that the beautiful gardens surrounding the hospice are revitalised for families to enjoy.

Robin House Gardener, Maggie Brown said: “The spring clean event at Robin House is an important day in the calendar for the gardening team. In just one day, and with a bit of elbow grease, the gardens are transformed ready to embrace spring! It’s the perfect opportunity to get your wellies on, enjoy the fresh air and meet other members of the community that support CHAS.

“We have a rose garden, sensory garden, Mediterranean garden, living willow maze and a whole area dedicated to wildlife, all in need of some TLC! There are jobs for all ages and abilities. We’re also urging anyone who participated in our ‘bring a bulb’ event last October to come back and see the fruits of their labour!”

The spring clean is taking place from 11-3pm. There’s no need to book, those interested in coming along are encouraged to turn up on the day in good spirits and enjoy themselves.

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is the only charity that provides hospice services in Scotland for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

They provide care through their two hospices – Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch – and also through CHAS at Home which has teams working from both hospices as well as dedicated teams in Aberdeen and Inverness, caring for families in their own homes when they need it most.