Our Last Working Party of 2014

FODC held it’s last Working party of the year and finished off the year working on the continued restoration of D1 part of the Roman Catholic section within Darwen Western Cemetery – erecting many headstones and restoring the area to its best.

(picture of the volunteers from the FODC with Anne Lamont at the front.)

Volunteer, Anne Lamont has been working on the Curb edges and gullies in Section D1 since the Graves were re-erected earlier in the year, Anne has spend over 20 hours of work over and above the work she spent on the project during the Thursday and Saturday Working Parties calculating to hundreds of hours, Anne has also over the last few months hand made Christmas wreaths and has been selling them at the working parties during November and December raising over £200 for FODC funds.

The Friends wish all supporters, agencies and volunteers a happy Christmas.
Chair, John East said, “Its been a very active and productive year and I can only pay tribute to the thousands of hours of volunteering work completed by the friends.

We look forward to a successful Heritage  Lottery bid result which will honour  the 70 world war one commonwealth graves in the Cemetery and creating a heritage trail that the people of Darwen will be proud of.”

Mick Walsh FODC Working Party Coordinator said “We had a good turn out for yesterday’s last working party of 2014 and thanks to the whole team, we managed to get the grave maintenance graves completed despite the freezing conditions and still have time to work on D1 before our traditional Christmas Spud Pie Bash”.

Thank You from FODC and
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

FODC December 2014