A former employee of a Lynn firm has decided to help a local charity by donating his retirement gift of a van.
The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House is the proud new owner of a Renault Trafic, thanks to JD Cooling. Their employee Len Norfolk retired in October. John Dye, managing director of JD Cooling offered the van to Len as a retirement gift rewarding 15 years of loyal service.
However, Len, whose wife Julia volunteers at The Norfolk Hospice, decided to donate the vehicle to the charity.
The vehicle will be used by the hospice fundraising team to attend local community events and by the hospice maintenance team whilst maintaining the hospice’s ten shops.
Said Mr Dye: “After nearly 15 years of loyal service one of JD Cooling’s most valued employees, Len Norfolk, retired. Having kept his last van meticulously clean and well looked after during his final years with the company, we felt it was appropriate to offer Len his van as a retirement gift in return for his loyalty and good service.
“Whilst Len did not want the van for his personal use, his generosity and consideration for others shone through once again when he asked if it would be OK to donate the van to Tapping House as he knew that they would make good use of it and therefore would go towards helping this great local charity to run their operation as efficiently as possible.”
Lyndsay Carter, CEO at the hospice said:“We are extremely grateful to both JD Cooling and Len for offering this vehicle to us. We are also delighted that Len has decided to volunteer as a hospice driver.”