Sedgley housing association comes to the rescue of graveyard friends

Sedgley housing association comes to the rescue of graveyard friends.

Friends of an overgrown graveyard have been thrown a much needed lifeline to support it in its endeavours to protect it for future generations.

Local people have been removing years of neglect including weeds and rubbish from the All Saint’s Graveyard in Sedgley which includes war graves from World War II and hasn’t been touched since 1970.

The ‘Friend’s of All Saint’s Graveyard’ have spent many hours clearing the Gospel End Street but have had no way of removing the rubbish. After an appeal on Facebook, local housing association Orsa Housing, offered to fund a skip to allow the group to complete their restoration work.

The housing association, also based in Sedgley, provides supported accommodation for vulnerable and homeless people across the West Midlands and wanted to support its local community. A spokesperson for Orsa said:

“We are proud to be members of the Sedgley community and wanted to support this selfless act.

“This site is a tribute to those who fought for us and our children and we should all do what we can to protect its legacy.”

The skip will be provided by Black Country Skips who have also reduced their fees to help the cause.

You can find more information about the graveyard by visiting their Facebook page – Friends of All Saint’s Graveyard. For further information about Orsa Housing, visit their website –


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