This extra funding would allow us to work on even more of the Cemetery Park. It could help us to plant more areas with spring bulbs, develop new wildflower meadows, repair more footpaths or even buy new equipment to get more people involved in nature and heritage volunteering over the next 12 months.
Help keep Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park thriving!
We need your help to ensure everything you love about Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park can continue. We're so happy that the local community has found solace and respite in the Cemetery Park during the Covid pandemic this past year - t's been wonderful to see so many people making the most of our beautiful historic cemetery and nature reserve.
But increased visitors and use during this time have meant that we've got more work to do than ever before, to make sure the Cemetery Park remains a vibrant space full of flowers, birds and butterflies, with safe footpaths and monuments. Since March 2020, we've lost thousands of hours worth of volunteer support and considerable amounts of income that would normally ensure we can keep things running smoothly. There's a long way to go for the team to catch up, and we’ve got lots of work to do to repair our footpaths and to plant up the Cemetery Park so it looks even more beautiful next year.
It's going to be another difficult year for the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, as many of our regular income streams have not yet returned due to continuing Covid restrictions. Your support now will ensure the Cemetery Park is buzzing for another year!
What will your support help us to pay for?
£15 will buy a hand trowel to plants bulbs
£20 will buy 50 spring bulbs
£25 will buy a rake to spread the path material out to the required depth
£35 will buy a spade to load wheelbarrows with path material
£70 will buy a tray of 104 wildflower plugs
£90 will buy a wheelbarrow to help us move path material into place
£120 will buy 20 tonnes of path material – enough to repair approx. 45 metres of footpath
£300 will pay for a JCB digger and driver for the day to prepare our footpaths for repair
Who are the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park?
The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are a small charity who care for and maintain Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a historic cemetery and nature reserve in the heart of London's East End. We run everything from nature conservation volunteering and forest schools to heritage walks and family history support, all whilst keeping the Cemetery Park clean, tidy and thriving.