The Norfolk Hospice Memorial Garden is one step closer to completion thanks to a generous donation from the Freemasons of Norfolk Farmers Lodge No 8393.

 A shelter in memory of Debbie Manning has been built by NGR Joinery in the garden overlooking the Hospice pond.

The funds for the shelter were raised by Norfolk Farmers Lodge at a ladies night organised by Debbie and her husband Barry shortly before she died.  Barry wanted to make a donation to the Hospice as a token of thanks for the support that the family received from the charity.

On Friday 10th March, Barry, along with family and members of the Norfolk Farmers Lodge and their partners visited the Hospice to unveil the new Shelter. They were then invited on a tour of the Hospice led by Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice.

Lyndsay Carter said,

We are delighted and extremely grateful for the new shelter that Norfolk Farmers Lodge has generously donated. The Memorial Garden at the Hospice is a fantastic space for people to spend time reflecting and remembering those they loved. The garden is centred around a huge pond which last year was planted with hundreds of plants donated by Crane Garden Buildings.  The new shelter allows the garden to be used in all weathers – providing shade from the summer sun and shelter from the wind and rain.  We are now planning on installing paths and lighting around the garden to make it easier to access for all.