GREEN-FINGERED Examiner readers are signing up for this year's Sky High Sunflower campaign.
Almost 100 people have already registered to take part and help raise much-needed funds for Kirkwood Hospice, Dalton.
They include supermarket customer service adviser Liz Ladlow, whose father, Derek Lindley, is to tend her sunflower in his Waterloo garden.
"Dad loves gardening, so I've asked him to grow our sunflower. I'll be getting sponsors from colleagues for how tall it grows," said Liz, who works at Tesco's Huddersfield store.
"Tesco's stores nationally are supporting hospices this year, so we wanted to take part in the campaign and raise money for our hospice."
Last year's campaign raised £1,600 for patient care at the hospice.
Hundreds of people planted sunflower seeds to ensure the magnificent flowers sprung up all over the town.
The campaign was the brainchild of Brockholes eccentric Mick Madden four year ago. It aims to get as many stunning sunflowers as possible growing in Kirklees.
Youngsters, schools, Rainbow, Brownie, Beaver and Cub groups are being encouraged to take part.
And mums, dads, grandparents, aunties and uncles are being asked to play their part, by sponsoring children for every 10 centimetres their sunflowers grow.
Judges will be out and about across the district in September with their measuring tapes. We have super trophies from Cobwood Trophies in Milnsbridge and prizes from Armitages Garden Centres.
There's still lots of time to register for the campaign.
Packs, which include seeds, sponsorship forms and top tips on how to grow sunflowers are available from Kate Leadbeater at the hospice on 01484 557911. For more information phone Hazel Ettienne at the Examiner on 01484 437771.