A prayer area at a cemetery is to be re-fitted with new carpets and doors thanks to kind donations from the community.

Volunteers from the Brookhouse Development Group were alerted to damage at the prayer area at Pleasington Cemetery, Blackburn on Sunday.

A member of the Brookhouse Development Group told us, “On Sunday (4 February) a burst water main had flooded the area and the carpet was damaged.

“The carpet was removed on Monday and the new carpet was donated straight away.

“It was a very kind gesture and it is wonderful that we will be able to relay the new carpet so quickly.

“We are waiting for the area to dry out and in the coming days we hope to have the new carpet fitted.”

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The flooded area where funeral prayers are said before burial. The old carpet has been removed and new carpet donated by a volunteer will be re-laid when the area is dry.

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The carpet was donated by a Brookhouse Development Group volunteer.

The doors at the back of the shelter are also due to be fixed thanks to Blackburn firm Arctic Windows and Glass.

The Brookhouse Development Group are a team of volunteers who meet every Sunday at the Cemetery ensuring all graves are maintained. They are also assist with anyone wanting to know more about the history and loation of Muslim burials at the cemetery.

If you have a request for grave maintenance and want to find out more you can call or click here.