The recent wild daffodil celebrations in the "golden triangle" areas of Kempley, Oxenhall, Dymock and Much Marcle were a great fund-raising success, say organisers.

Nearly £10,000 was raised for various local causes including churches and village halls.

And the weather wasn't bad either.

Spokesman Martin Brocklehurst, writing in the recent Dymock parish magazine said: "Last year snow - this year, glorious sunshine.

"And this year people flocked to the area, with visitors arriving from as far away as Latvia, The Netherlands and New Zealand."

He added: "For the first time, we offered an integrated programme highlighting all the major events underway during March and early April. The celebrations are bringing much needed income to these isolated villages, on the boundary of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.