THE Friends of Darwen Cemetery will host an open day on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm. The group, which carries out maintenance tasks in the western cemetery, is looking to recruit fresh volunteers. Activities will include talks on the history of the cemetery and its memorials, plus hedge trimming, path edging and other light duties, such as weeding.

The group is looking to recruit a grave maintenance crew and chief as well as general volunteers of all ages.

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Potato pie and cheese pie lunches will be provided.

Meet at the Ashton Memorial – for information, call 07885 595189.