Queen Elizabeth looking for volunteers to weed her Sandringham Estate

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Queen Elizabeth has appealed to volunteers to help weed the garden at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

An email was sent to people who have a membership to the country abode in Norfolk, offering an opportunity to get hands-on at the estate by working alongside staff gardeners on "vital" tasks on the grounds, while furthering their knowledge of the outdoors.

The volunteers will be given tuition and are asked to bring their own gloves, sun cream, insect repellent and water bottle.

"We would like to invite 20 of you, our members, to participate in the first of our volunteering days," an email from the estate said.

"The gardening team at Sandringham would like to invite anyone with an interest in gardening to a hands-on volunteer day.

"You'll learn a little bit about weed identification, followed by methods to use for the management of plants growing in the wrong place. The day is designed to be interactive with a chance for you to help and be involved in vital work that's needed to care for the spectacular landscape at Sandringham," said the email  

Volunteers must be available on 25 June and be prepared to work from 9:00 to 15.30.

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