Big Idea held this weekend

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MEMBERS of an Ilkeston church will be rolling up their sleeves this weekend to help Cotmanhay folk out with their gardening, cleaning, and DIY.

The Arena Church in Rutland Street’s Big Idea will see work done in homes, schools and a nursing home all over the area in a bid to help those less able to do so.

Alongside the paintbrushes, litter picking and garden strimmers, there will be kids’ activities, sports events and a senior citizens’ afternoon.

The group plans to round off the weekend with a barbecue for the whole community on Sunday afternoon, followed by an open air church service.

Organiser Paul Swindell said: “The community on our doorstep is very important to us so who better to serve than them?”