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Volunteers who help look after one of Wales’ finest castles and proudly showcase it to visitors are looking to add to their ranks.

An open day is being held on Thursday, June 16, when anyone interested in joining the Friends of Oystermouth Castle can meet existing volunteers. They can find out more about becoming involved, what roles there are and how they might be able to help.

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Marie Hughes, from the Friends Group, said: “Whether someone is newly retired, a student looking for work experience or someone who has a few hours to spare – there are many volunteering opportunities for people to get involved.

“Becoming a Friend is good fun and rewarding. It gives people the opportunity to learn about the history of the castle and meet visitors who come from all around the world, as well as taking part in regular social activities if they wish.

“Since the castle was last open to the public a number of older volunteers have retired and some of younger ones are now working and can no longer spare the time – so we’d really welcome some new recruits.”

There’ll be two drop-in sessions during the open day – from 10am-noon and 3-4pm.

Swansea Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies, said: “The Friends of Oystermouth Castle do a fabulous job with the day-to-day running of the castle, welcoming and informing visitors. We’re very grateful to them.

“It’s a rewarding experience so if you enjoy meeting new people and can spare the time then they’d be delighted to hear from you.”

For those who can’t make the open day, information and contact details are available online at swansea.gov.uk/volunteeringatoystermouth