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Can you help a very large lady to keep her looks?

AN appeal has gone out to help a very large lady keep her looks.

Volunteers are needed to help with the management of Northumberlandia, the landform sculpture of a reclining woman on the outskirts of Cramlington.

Northumberlandia is made of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, is 100ft tall, a quarter of a mile long and set in 46 acres community park.

She is maintained on behalf of the Land Trust by Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Azure Charitable Enterprises, which are now looking for volunteers to help look after her and the site.

Euan Hall, chief executive of the Land Trust, said: "This amazing lady isn't exactly high maintenance, although she does need a little help to keep her looking resplendent for her adoring public."

Lou Chapman, Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers co-ordinator, said: "We would love to hear from anybody wanting to help maintain this landmark. In particular, we would love to recruit a team of volunteer site welcomers to greet visitors at the main entrance on open days and to assist with parking and directions on special event days."

The trust is also hoping to set up a Northumberlandia Volunteer Warden Group to work with a project officer to help maintain the site as a wildlife and public amenity resource which may include assisting in a variety of seasonal tasks and undertaking site checks and patrols when appropriate.

Although the posts would be voluntary, vehicle mileage and public transport costs will be reimbursed and protective equipment will be supplied.

For further information contact Lou Chapman at
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 20, 2012
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