A creative community is working hard to brighten up its town - and bring spring smiles to everyone.

Cockermouth Rotary Club is delighted with the response it has had so far to its Host of Golden Daffodils event, commemorating town poet William Wordsworth - and is hoping even more people will get involved.

Members will be out and about on Saturday, ensuring the town centre is emblazoned with daffodils of all shapes and sizes, made from an assortment of materials.

Traders, schools, care homes and local groups are all doing their bit.

Branthwaite blacksmith and artist Alan Dawson is making a steel daffodil sculpture. He's a supporter of Rotary and was keen to help, said organiser Sally Scales.

Another local man has made 50 to 60 wooden daffodils.

She would like to hear from anyone else who would like to contribute.

"Whether you can paint, cut, stick, sew, knit, crochet, bash, saw, drill, all efforts are welcome," said Sally.

The only criteria is that they are weatherproof - and made sustainably where possible.

The Rotary club held its first Daffodil Day in 2016, with various events held in town to commemorate poet William Wordsworth.

The pandemic put paid to that in 2020.

It was decided to run a scaled-down version three years ago.

"We started the Host of Golden Daffodils event in lockdown to coincide with Easter and Wordsworth's birthday, " said Sally.

"We invited the community to get creative and contribute. It was so welcome, giving people something to do and also brightening up the town after winter.

"People were coming into have a look and local people said it made them happy. Following lots of positive feedback from the community we decided to carry it on."

The daffodils will be on show for a month.

"Hopefully the town businesses will get behind us again an decorate their windows, as they have done in the past," said Sally.

"The town council have got a lot more planters and have been very supportive."

Prior to the first Daffodil Day in 2016, more than 35,000 bulbs were planted throughout the town and along the roads by the club. These still flower every year.

Sally can be contacted on 0776 4087507.