SPRING is here!
As many adults prepare to take to their gardens we're asking our green-fingered younger readers to join this year's Examiner Sky High Sunflower Campaign.
The campaign - launched today - aims to ensure that sunflowers spring up all over Kirklees.
And we have again teamed up with Dalton's Kirkwood Hospice to help raise money for patient care.
Last year's campaign raised £1,600 for the hospice, with hundreds of youngsters, schools, Rainbows, Brownie, Beaver and Cub groups joining in the fun.
And we're hoping this year's campaign will be even more successful.
"Last year's campaign raised an amazing amount and we hope this year's effort will be even more successful," said Kate Leadbeater, the hospice's community fundraiser.
"The sunflower is the national emblem of the hospice movement and we want as many youngsters as possible to take part and have a lot of fun growing their sunflowers, as well as helping to raise money for a local good cause."
The campaign, which was the brainchild of Brockholes eccentric Mick Madden four years ago, aims to get as many vibrant sunflowers as possible growing in Kirklees.
Mums, dads, grandparents, aunties and uncles are being asked to sponsor children for every 10 centimetres their sunflower grows.
And in September our team of judges will be out and about measuring the sunflowers.
We have super trophies and prizes for our first three winners, given by Cobwood Trohies at Milnsbridge and Armitage's Garden Centres.
If you want to take part, just phone Kate on 01484 557911.
She will then send you a growing kit, including seeds, sponsorship form and tips on how to grow a Sky High Sunflower.
For more information ring Hazel Ettienne at the Examiner on 01484 437771.