A WORLD record crocus planting attempt is going to be made in Redditch and people are being urged to join in.

The aim is to plant 12,000 crocus bulbs at Arrow Valley Park in just one hour - and a team of one hundred people are needed to help plant as well as more to assist in the verification required by Guinness.

Organised by the Redditch Kingfisher Rotary, the attempt will take place on October 13.

To take part, people need to be registered by September 29.

A spokesman said: "Put the date in your diary to come along to support the team but if you'd like to take an active part then you need to book your free ticket now.

"As well as getting into the Guinness Book of Records, our aim is to highlight the ongoing battle spearheaded by Rotary to eradicate the crippling disease of Polio worldwide.

"There are people in Redditch who remember the time when Polio was feared and some are currently living with post-polio syndrome. We want to ensure no one has to experience this in the future."

They added: "This event is a family orientated community morning for everyone to enjoy.

"With a meat and veggie barbecue lined up to keep everyone fuelled up and happy, we want you to dig in and help plant 12,000 crocus corms in one hour."

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