THEY are piecing things together ready for the annual Jigsaw Festival at Coughton Court.
The festival, which this year runs from April 25 to 29, will see hundreds of donated jigsaws for sale, which will help raise funds for vital conservation work at the National Trust property near Alcester.
A spokesman said “The team are always overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and over the last five years we have managed to collect thousands of jigsaws and have raised nearly £20,000 for vital conservation projects here at Coughton.
“The re-wiring project has been one of the largest conservation projects ever carried out here at Coughton which involved re-wiring the whole mansion, installing new fire alarm systems and leak detection, and improving the house’s defences against fire.
“When the work is finished the house won’t look substantially different but the safety of this special place will be ensured for many more years to come.
“We’ve also carried out some smaller projects such as the conservation of the dining room carpet back and the annual deep clean of the house which requires specialist equipment to get Coughton ready for the season ahead.”
Anyone who would like to donate jigsaws can call the property on 01789 400777 or drop them into visitor reception on an open day.
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughtoncourt for further details.