THE sunny weather proved just perfect for 'The Noise', a huge Leominster community project involving 300 young people - but it was too hot for a few.

Thirteen teenagers were affected by sunstroke and given treatment by the Red Cross at the event HQ, Bridge Street Sports Centre.

One girl was taken to hospital after becoming poorly through working in the sun but was later reported to be fine.

Swarms of young people, accompanied by adult supervisors from a host of organisations, including the police and fire services, tackled 30 projects around the town.

Tasks ranged from litter picking, to painting playground equipment, landscaping a recreational area at Barons Cross, decorating the youth service premises at the Old Library, and painting benches and fencing at the Grange.

Among the more unusual jobs was cleaning 75 pairs of rugby boots to send to a Third World country.

Following the sessions last Saturday and Sunday the volunteers enjoyed meals, live bands and sports at the sports centre.

"It was a fantastic weekend," said project leader Sue Carter. "A lot of the young people want to do it again - for a week!

"There was a great response from residents, some of whom offered to help finish the work. "

Sue praised churches as "the driving force that made the event happen."