The people of Singleton are banding together following the weekend’s vandalism at Sedgefield Cemetery, with the Mayoral Fund now open to donations to assist with repair works.
Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said a committee has been formed to oversee the repairs as Council staff work with funeral directors to assess the extent of the damage.
Families affected by the incident may contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 02 6578 7290 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on a register as the repairs progress.
“The vandalism we saw on Friday night has been very distressing for everyone in our community, and it is still very hard for people to come to terms with,” Cr Moore said.
“What we are focusing on is tangible actions we can do now to support people affected, and that is through the repairs to the monuments.
“Following on from the outpouring of community support and requests to help, the Mayoral Fund is an ideal avenue to accept donations to assist with the works and we have acted as quickly as possible to make this happen.
“I cannot express my disgust and disappointment with such a low act, and my sincere regret for the families affected.
“But a positive we can take away from this incident is the way our community has come together to support each other, and to send a clear message that these kinds of acts are not acceptable.”
Donations may be made in person at Council’s Administration Centre or the Visitor Information Centre during business hours, or via direct transfer to Singleton Council’s Trust Fund:
Account number: 507432005