A FLINTSHIRE community is being called on to help renovate a dilapidated graveyard.

Broughton resident Katy Dodd is organising the clean up of St Mary's Church graveyard, where many Broughton people's relatives have been laid to rest.

The church's grounds and graveyard have become overgrown and unsuited for people wanting to comfortably pay their respects to loved ones.

Katy said: "The grounds and graveyard are in a really bad way. I've seen elderly people visiting graves, cutting around them with scissors, it's so sad.

"Even if we can just make a start on it, an perhaps make it a monthly thing to just get it to a manageable level so a gardener can be employed.

"My grandparents and great grandparents are buried there, but the overgrowth is so bad that my great grandparents' grave can't be seen at all currently."

The event, titled 'St Mary's Community Cut', will run from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, and people can attend any time they like for as long as they like.

Katy added: "Families are more than welcome. Broughton Super Saints will be bringing some of their team down and Hope Farm is are providing a trailer and bags for the cuttings to go in, which will then be used on the farm. Light refreshments will also be provided.

"This event is a great way to bring people of Broughton and the surrounding areas together while making a positive impact on making the graveyard less of an eye sore and more accessible to members of the community."

And Katy is now appealing for both volunteers and basic gardening equipment to be provided.

She added: "If anyone has a petrol mower or strimmers, some sheers or a rake, or a good pair of hands, please get in touch."

You can contact Katy via the 'St Mary's Community Cut' events page on Facebook, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/403951800201291/