Volunteers Make a Real Difference

Many thanks are due to the Friends of Saron volunteers who turned out for last Saturday’s Volunteer Day. The small dedicated team worked with only a few short breaks from 10.00am until they were forced to stop by the failing light at around 5.00pm. The very noticeable improvement which this has made pays credit to the hard effort which had been put in. Well done to Tommy, Steve E., Simon, Steve C., Sheila, Phil, Andrew and Jake from Keep Wales Tidy for everything they did to make this event so successful.

Some of the dedicated team

Some of the dedicated team

The day’s work included removal of tree branches and other woody material which was hampering the progress of other improvement work.

Volunteers hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

The wood pile which grew as the day progressed.

The wood pile which grew as the day progressed.

A substantial pile of twigs and trimmings.

A substantial pile of twigs and trimmings.

Waste from Volunteer Days piled neatly and ready for collection.

Waste from Volunteer Days piled neatly and ready for collection.

The area inside the graveyard entrance is now in a much tidier condition.

The area inside the graveyard entrance is now in a much tidier condition.

The next blog to be posted will, in addition to other things, contain information about grave improvement work which was also carried out during this volunteer day.

Friends of Saron are grateful for the support and thanks they are receiving from residents and others and remain determined to complete the rescue of  Saron Graveyard from the deplorable condition it had been allowed to fall into. This will require those having the necessary power and influence to help us to obtain essential funding and to ensure that this project will leave a lasting legacy.   

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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