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  • The chapel at Mintlyn Crematorium, King's Lynn was packed on Wednesday 9th February 2022 with people wanting to pay their respects to Michael Foot at a beautiful service led by Revd. Rosemary Goddard.  Rosemary was a personal friend of Mike and Wendy from Mike's days as Head of Reffley County Primary School when she was a fellow teacher there.  The organist at this service, Jonathon Chaddock, had also been a teacher with Mike and Rosemary at Reffley.  The eulogy at the service was given by one of the Trustees of the fund, Mr Paul Berry, who had known Mike for many years.  A transript of Paul's eulogy and some other tributes are reproduced on the Tribute to Michael Foot page of this website.
  • In April 2022, the Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund presented a large parasol to the Cancer and Wellbeing Centre at King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  The parasol was supplied by Norfolk Leisure Lifestyle of Setchey.
  • Our tenth annual Ceilidh was held in Downham Market on 7th May 2022, when 70 people danced the night away, raising a wonderful total of £375.  We have shared this event with the charity, Versus Arthritis, but we have decided that this was the last time that we will be participating in this Ceilidh.  Thank you to everyone who helped to organise it and for making it such an enjoyable occasion over the years.
  • The Annual Quiz Eveining took place in Walpole St Peter Parish Hall on Saturday 28th May, with 12 teams taking part.  The winning group of Tina, Bonnie and Briony, "The University of North Norfolk" took first prize with 105 points.  Congratulations ladies!  Over £400 was raised for the Fund from the evening; thank you to all who took part for making it another enjoyable event.

Forthcoming Event for Your Diary - Summer 2022

  • Our second Open Gardens weekend to be held in the Walpole Villages is coming up on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.  Twelve gardens will be open this year and refreshments available from 12 noon (1pm Sunday) to 5 pm.  Please do come along, bring your friends and enjoy a look around some inspiring gardens.  Entry is by donation to get a sticker at the Parish Hall from 12 noon Saturday and 1pm Sunday.  While in the Hall collecting your sticker or having tea, please do have a go at the tombola and do please look at the display of the Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund.