The Friends are an active, creative and very sociable and welcoming organisation. As well as tending to the maintenance and preservation of the site, every year a formal service and wreath laying ceremony is held at the Lochnagar Crater on July 1st at 7.30 a.m. to commemorate the opening of the British infantry assault of the Battle of the Somme. This is followed by four short commemorative and wreath laying services at the memorials in the village of La Boisselle.
In recent years Friends have joined with the Mayor and villagers of Ovillers-la-Boisselle in commemorative services at the French and British memorials in the Commune. These services take place on November the 11th, Armistice Day. A wreath is laid at the Lochnagar Cross on this special day by the Friends of Lochnagar.