Hereford & Worcester

Croome path restored by raffle ticket sales

Restored path Image copyright National Trust
Image caption Kirsty Bothma (left) and Shirley Bowles cut the ribbon to open the restored path

An 18th century path has been restored by money raised through the sale of thousands of raffle tickets.

The path at Croome, near Pershore, was resurfaced after 8,000 tickets were sold for £1 each.

Katherine Alker, Croome's garden and park manager, said the park's owner, the National Trust, matched the amount raised.

The path via Wild Walk to the nearby church was used by Croome's former owner, the 6th Earl of Coventry.

Image copyright National Trust
Image caption More than 8,000 tickets were sold at £1 each, but the National Trust matches each ticket sold at a property with a similar amount

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