Volunteering with the Friends of Darwen Cemetery
There are many ways you can help the Friends of Darwen Cemetery (FODC). We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Let us know if you have any particular skills or if there is any area you would like to work in.
We meet in the Western Cemetery every two weeks on a Saturday morning at 10.00am. We also have public meetings 4 times a year and hold events for the public.
Help with researching the history of the cemetery
Help to digitise the information in the Cemetery Registers (1861-1900)
Be a guide for school parties and other groups visiting the cemetery
Help visitors to Darwen to find family graves.
Click on the below link to see more about the history of the Cemetery
IMPROVING THE CEMETERY
Join our working parties every other Saturday from 10.00am - 1.00pm
We also have a Thursday group.
Lots of varied work - eg gardening, relaying paths, erecting ceramic headstones, litter picking.
Help with Grave Maintenance Scheme
If you have a greenhouse grow us some plants.
Click on the below link to see the 2019 Working Party Dates
Click on the below link to see the 2019 Public Meeting Dates
Public Meeting Dates
Adopt a war grave - look after the surrounding area of a war grave.
Help with the preperation for the Remembrance Day services by marking the graves for the schoolchildren to place poppies on each grave.
Help locate family war memorials.
Family War Memorials
Click on the below link to see more about the War Graves in Darwen Cemetery
War Graves Page
EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING
Darwen Gala Jubilee Strawberry Tea
Help at events eg Darwen Gala, Bat Walks, Heritage Walks, Heritage Open Days.
Help us to fundraise
Peter Van Dijk, FODC Secretary
C/O Unit 2A, Hall Moss Business Park
Bolton Road, Bull Hill, Darwen,
Lancashire BB3 2TT