AN ARMY of young volunteers are spending part of their summer holidays preserving and protecting Chester Cathedral, as part of CSV’s Cathedral Camps volunteering summer tour.

Cathedral Camps, which are run by UK volunteering charity CSV, will see young people getting involved in all aspects of Cathedral life from clearing overgrown shrubs in the dark corners of the grounds to painstakingly cleaning marble statues with cotton buds.

Campers, all aged between 16-25-years-old, will stay in the heart of Chester and will have the chance to visit Chester Zoo, Tatton Park Mansion and Blue Planet Aquarium.

The camp takes place from August 24-31.

It is the ideal opportunity for any young person who has a personal or career interest in heritage conservation, is doing a Duke of Edinburgh award or just likes having fun and getting to know people from all over the world.

Each camp runs from Wednesday to Wednesday for one week with Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday free for relaxation or exploring the local area.

Campers make a contribution of £155 towards accommodation, food, tools, equipment, instruction, supervision and work materials.

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