Eyes on Hands On
The DLBs are leading with a new initiative that is underway in the Bristol (South West) area and creating a team of volunteers in the Bristol Province that can work as part of a wider UK scheme.
To find out a bit more about the Project, then have a look at the CWGC Web Page for further details where you can also sign up to the scheme, if you are interested in joining the wider Provincial scheme, then either get in touch with Bro Lee Bushby (Saint Paul Lodge No 6400) or if you sign up to the scheme, then inform them that you are part of The Dunckerleys Light Blues – Bristol Province (Lee Bushby) and they will be able to link you in with the existing team.
Anyone can get involved; however, anyone under-18 wishing to take part will need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or qualified supervisor.
Any further details – please get in touch with Bro Lee Bushby via Facebook or
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) – Eyes On, Hand On
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is launching a new volunteer scheme in the UK. Eyes On, Hands On will harness the existing appetite to engage with their work and create a national network of volunteers to act as CWGC’s eyes and ears on the ground. Starting in the South-West and East Anglia CWGC will equip the first teams of volunteers with the knowledge they need to give our UK staff regular updates on the condition of CWGC headstones in churchyards and burial grounds in their local area. This will allow them to create a live database, fed by regular information from people living nearby to these sites, in between the existing inspection and maintenance tours. Minor work such as trimming back vegetation and cleaning headstones with soft water and a brush will also be enabled.