Friends of Saron volunteers were delighted to find at the July Volunteer Day that the wild flower seeds that had been scattered over levelled parts of the graveyard in the spring were now beginning to produce a show.
Rolf Brown, Wildlife Officer, Merthyr Council was pleased to present members of Friends of Saron with a reclaimed oak board inscribed ‘Saron‘.
Volunteers then installed the board near to the graveyard entrance.
Daisy and Rej Sohanpal of Family Shopper, Troedyrhiw are noted locally for supporting a variety of worthy causes. Friends of Saron are extremely grateful for their generous decision to donate the proceeds of a raffle that they recently held to this project and would also like to thank all residents who participated.
Graveyard Safety – Friends of Saron are working hard to make the graveyard the community asset it once was but a period of over 30 years of neglect and lack of maintenance has taken its toll. Some areas are now unsafe and so we must, unfortunately, discourage all casual visitors until matters can be put right. If, however, you would like to visit a particular family grave at your own risk please make contact with us and we will make all necessary arrangements. A temporary security fence now indicates where the most unsafe areas are. We would be grateful if parents and other responsible adults would deter children from entering the graveyard.