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A volunteering programme in Carlisle has inspired similar schemes in other parts of the UK.
Give a Day to the City was set up in 2015 by Andy Fearon of Carlisle Vineyard Church, to co-ordinate people willing to work on community improvement projects.
It has led to a cast iron fence at Portland Square being repainted, and the renovation of uninsured homes that were damaged by Storm Desmond.
The project has inspired similar schemes in Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Oxfordshire and Dungannon in Northern Ireland.
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