A CHILDREN’S Hospice in Radcliffe is recruiting volunteers for a one-day only gardening operation that will bombard the town with thousands of flower seeds.

A Junior Guerrilla Gardening Army – organised by Grace’s Place, based in Dumers Lane – will be walking around the town and helping to raise awareness of the care home as it looks raise funds to pay for the recruitment of nurses locally.

Armed with flower-power in the form of 650 packets of forget-me-not seeds – representing the 650 children across the area in need of hospice services – the little guerrillas will storm roadsides, parks and woodland around Radcliffe.

They’ll be scattering seeds which, once germinated, will blossom into a magical, fragrant blue surprise for local residents and businesses.

Grace’s Place will start caring for children with life-shortening conditions from the end of this year, according to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, a Huddersfield-based care provider that is set to take over operations.

A Grace’s Place Hospice at Home service will be in operation before Christmas, and within a year its building will be open for children to stay overnight.

Children are asked to kit up in wellingtons or boots, along with any gear in the charity’s purple colour like hairbands, t-shirts, tights, trousers or jackets and to bring any hand-held gardening tools they may have.

Children of all ages who would like to enlist are requested to report to Grace’s Place at 10.15am this Saturday.

The stunt will last around two hours and all guerrillas must be accompanied by an adult.

The charity will initiate the guerrillas with camo face-paint and will provide some branded t-shirts.

Once kitted out, the children will head out to plant seeds in targeted locations around Grace’s Place where rations will be available in the form of a tuck shop and refreshments.

If families, schools, community groups or local businesses can't make the event but want to get involved, they can do so by planting seeds in their local communities or crafting forget me not flowers or by sharing a photo on social media and making a donation.

People can spread the word about the event using the hashtag #ForgetMeNotMCR or by tagging the charity GracesPlaceFMN on Facebook.