Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

0

%

£40raised of £1,000 target by 3 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to make initial renovations to the east side of Distington Churchyard.

Distington, Workington, UK

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

Story

Over the last few decades, the east side of Distington Churchyard - the side used during the early Victorian period and beforehand - has been terribly neglected, to the point where the area is overgrown with vegetation, including 10-feet-tall bushes of ivy that have completely covered once-beautiful headstones and gradually damaged them to the point where bases have broken and inscriptions have been chipped away.

I am a Cemetery Development Contractor who has taken on the task of clearing the east side of the churchyard so it looks presentable again after all of this time. I dedicate one afternoon a week to this work, alongside my labouring assistant, and, when he’s unavailable, a fantastic team of stand-ins who are all hard-working young people with can-do attitudes and a desire to contribute to their community.

However, such a project isn‘t cheap. Aside from the employee wages that I pay (£10 per hour), the less-damaged headstones need to be restored, and this includes things such as new foundations that comply to modern safety standards; deep cleans; and re-lettering. It may be too late for the more damaged headstones, but a lucky few can still be saved and made to look (just about) good as new again.

Share this story

Updates

0

Charles  Mossop of Ashford

Updates appear here

    1 month ago

    Charles Mossop of Ashford started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 8/21/2018 8:39 PM

    Supporters

    3

    • J Cowan

      J Cowan

      Aug 21, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 21, 2018

    • Sue Bennett

      Sue Bennett

      Aug 20, 2018

      Thank you so much for taking on this task. I'm contributing in memory of my ancestors who lived in the area around 1880-1910+.

      £20.00

    Charles  Mossop of Ashford

    Become a supporter

    Help Charles Mossop of Ashford raise more

    About the fundraiser
    Charles  Mossop of Ashford

    Charles Mossop of Ashford

    Distington, Workington, UK

    Report this Page

    * JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.

    Donate