Just a reminder to all those who support us and a appeal to anyone new who feels they can spare a couple of hours to help keep this cemetery litter free. Meet at the Lodge on the main drive at 10am this Sunday, 1st December. Please wear suitable stout footwear, outer clothing and gloves but we have plenty of litter pickers and bags!
Can we take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our litter picks in 2013 and if you cant make this one, we look forward to seeing you in 2014. Watch this blog for confirmation of dates.
Following on from our really successful visit to the Cemetery with pupils from Woodthorpe Primary School we set them a challenge. They had collected lots of leaves and natural items and the challenge was to create an interesting collage with them, in their own time. We are pleased to say that we had 5 excellent entries (Below) and will be awarding them all with a small prize and certificate at a school assembly.
Well done everyone!
Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery worked with pupils from Woodthorpe Primary School to discuss what can be done to reduce litter locally. This was followed up by a litter pick in their school grounds and then in nearby Brandwood End Cemetery. The pupils followed their litter hunt with some time spent collecting leaves, cones and other natural items to complete a collage. Watch this space to see their results! Our thanks go to all the helpers, particularly Class 5 of Woodthorpe School.
We all agreed we had enjoyed our adventure in Brandwood End Cemetery and look forward to working with together again.
Community members and local Councillors joined the Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery in an Act of Remembrance at the Cross of Sacrifice in Brandwood End Cemetery.
The Deacon of St Dunstans Church, David Fairbotham, led a short but poignant service. Following this wreaths were laid on behalf of Birmingham City Council and its Citizens, Kings Heath Branch of The Masons and the Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery.
This year we had not one but two buglers who performed the Last Post beautifully. Two minutes silence was observed and this, along with the buglers, brought tears to the eyes of many of the people attending.
Many of the visitors stopped behind to ask about the cemetery and the work the Friends are doing.
You are invited to join Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery in a short Act of Remembrance in Brandwood End Cemetery on Sunday 10th November 2013.
Please meet at the Cross of Sacrifice on the main drive at 10.45am for a brief address by David Fairbotham, Deacon of St Dunstans Church, Kings Heath followed by 2 minutes silence at 11am and the laying of wreaths by Councillor Barry Henley and other local organisations.
Please note that there will be no access along the main drive from the Chapels to the Broad Lane gate from 10.45 to 11.15 whilst the Service is taking place. All other roads within the cemetery remain open. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.