Gloucester City strikers Obi Anoruo and Joe Parker had one big goal in their sights today – to make sure Scrumpty was looking his very best.\r\n\r\nKitted out with water sprays and cloths, the Tigers frontmen joined forces as part of a clean-up team to tackle the dirt and grime which had gathered on the models on the Scrumpty Sculpture Trail since its launch on August 1.\r\n\r\nShowing superb community spirit, Obi and Joe were happy to get their hands dirty alongside staff from Marketing Gloucester in support of the city and its highly-popular visitor attraction.\r\n\r\nObi said: “It’s nice to help out and give whatever you can to the community. Hopefully next year we can have football-shaped ones and the rugby lads can help us!\r\n\r\n“You’ve got to love Scrumpty and kids will come here, see it’s nice and clean, and they can even give it a hug.”\r\n\r\nJoe said: “I’m really enjoying taking part and putting something back into the community. I was born in Gloucester and I’ve lived in and around Gloucester all my life, so it’s good to support the rugby and help clean the Scrumpty models.\r\n\r\n“Scrumpty is a very likeable guy and I’m sure he’s very popular with the kids.”\r\n\r\nGloucester City’s home ground at Meadow Park was severely damaged by the floods that hit Gloucestershire in 2007 and they have been unable to play there ever since.\r\n\r\nThe Vanarama National League North outfit currently play their home games at Cheltenham Town’s stadium following spells at other Gloucestershire clubs.\r\n\r\nGloucester City manager Tim Harris was happy for Obi and Joe to join the Scrumpty Sculpture Trail clean-up today, saying: “We’ve been in exile for eight years now and it’s important for the club to keep its links with the city.”\r\n\r\nVisit www.scrumptytrail.com for information about the Scrumpty Sculpture Trail.

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