The Garfield Weston Foundation

On the 24th January, the Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity received a grant of £2,500 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to enable the charity to complete the five year restoration programme of the cemetery. Richard Goodridge – Chairman of the charity said

” My trustees are delighted and honoured to receive this grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, which will enable us to achieve our objective of completing the restoration of the cemetery by restoring the soil levels, allowing the mowing and strimming of the whole cemetery much easier in the future. Also, there are a number of headstones that require securing and the removal of a small number of old stone bases that have littered the cemetery will also be removed. Re-seeding of the cemetery will be the last job to be done . Finally, after five years of extremely hard work we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am confident of reaching our objective thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation, and the Pilgrim Trust and individuals, all of whom have contributed to a total of over £15,000 to make this possible”


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