AN APPEAL has been launched for volunteers to help make Wallyford ‘blooming’ marvellous.

The community initiative ‘Wallyford in Bloom’ has been launched by The Destiny Project SCIO, a mental health charity.

Andrew Stevenson, the charity’s project manager, said: “The main aim of the initiative is to bring people together that live and work in Wallyford.

“We want to create a bloom of colour within the village.”

He explained that Wallyford in Bloom was linked with the project’s adoption of Wallyford Railway Station as part of ScotRail’s ‘Adopt a Station’ scheme.

He said: “We are appealing to the people of Wallyford of all ages to come join us to contribute in the delivery of Wallyford in Bloom.”

Enthusiastic fundraisers were also welcome to support the charity and ‘In Bloom’ initiative.

Mr Stevenson said: “Wallyford is a place I spent a brief part of my childhood and is a special place to me.”

He added: “We aim to create a little colour with planters throughout the village and would also like to create an ‘Adopt Your Street’ project to promote litter picking.

“The main aim is to bring people together from all walks of life and to promote the importance of the environment. We currently have a handful of volunteers, with many more interested, but there is always room for more.”

It is hoped to involve local children in the railway station project by asking them to create their own rock drawings of their favourite things about where they live.

“This will surround a large ‘WALLYFORD’ on the mound at the platform in the shape of a carriage. There will also be the shape of a train with flowers within it, with the objective to promote the STEAM fields of science, technology, engineering, art and maths,” Mr Stevenson added.

Anyone interested in getting involved with Wallyford in Bloom can email Mr Stevenson at andrewthedestinyproject@gmail.com or check out the Wallyford in Bloom and Destiny Project Facebook pages.

The Destiny Project provides support and advocacy to communities.

It works with other agencies to provide a wide range of services, particularly for the most vulnerable in the community.

The charity promotes the health and wellbeing of children and young people, building skills that will create a positive impact on their lives by working on matters such as education and training, and the environment.

The project recognises the “important role” that volunteers play in communities and aims to actively encourage and support its volunteers.