Volunteers needed for the return of Timbertown

Nicola Hine

Volunteers needed for the return of Timbertown

A unique summertime event for children is back – and volunteers are needed to ensure it is a success once more.

Timbertown returns to Town Moor from Saturday, August 27 to Tuesday, August 30 and will once again welcome hundreds of youngsters aged six to 11 to take part.

It involves building huts from scrap timber and pallets using real hammers, saws and nails, as well as other activities, and is the only event of its kind in the country.

This year’s theme is London Landmarks and helpers are needed to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Helpers should be aged 14 or over, or aged 12 to 13 if accompanied by an adult, and do not have to commit to all four days. No experience is necessary.

Email timber.town@yahoo.co.uk with full contact details, or visit the Volunteer Fair at Maidenhead Festival on Sunday, July 24 in Kidwells Park to sign up as a helper.

Enrolment for children to participate in Timbertown will take place at Newlands Girls' School in Farm Road on Saturday, July 16 from 9-11am. It costs £25 for the four days.

Timbertown has been running since 1984, and ends with the burning of all of the event’s creations.

Visit www.timbertown.org.uk or follow @TimbertownUK on Twitter for details.

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