Flex your green-fingers this weekend and help bring a splash of colour to a very special garden.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS - is hosting its annual ‘Bring a Bulb’ event at Robin House Children’s Hospice in Balloch.

Gardening enthusiasts are invited to bring a bulb to plant in the Robin House gardens between 10am and 3pm on Sunday, October 6.

There will also be bulbs provided on the day in return for a donation.

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Maggie Brown, head gardener at Robin House, said: “Everyone is welcome and it’s something for all ages, with children receiving a special certificate as a reward for their efforts. As well as enjoying a fun outdoor activity, you will be bringing a splash of colour to the gardens and giving families staying in the hospice a beautiful place to enjoy in the springtime. Just remember to bring your wellies and gardening gloves.”

In Scotland, nearly 16,000 children and young people live with life-shortening conditions and the charity is determined to reach every family who needs it.

CHAS works across Scotland, able to provide its hospice services nationwide for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

Palliative, respite and end-of-life care are provided at the home in Balloch.

CHAS at Home supports families with the services of a hospice yet in their own homes across the whole of Scotland and through its Diana Children’s Nurses working in hospitals across the country, CHAS supports families and clinical teams.

To get involved in CHAS as a volunteer, whether you’d like to help run one of their kitchens, gardens or represent the charity as an ambassador in your community, the full range of current opportunities can be found online at chas.org.uk.

To find out more about the event, please call 0141 779 6180 or email support@chas.org.uk.