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King’s Lynn charity received £4,000 to expand museum

The expansion of a military day centre is one of 35 projects to receive funding to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

West Norfolk Council has announced the list of schemes to receive a share of a £42,000 grant fund.

A total of 15 war memorials across the borough will be cleaned and renovated thanks to the fund, which has also supported a variety of community events.

The largest grant of £4,300 will go to Lynn-based armed forces charity Bridge for Heroes to expand the Military Experience Day and Education Centre.

Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The outbreak of the war may have been 100 years ago, but many families in this area were affected by the impact.

“I am delighted that so many organisations have applied for a grant and look forward to hearing more about their projects as they develop.”

The smallest grant of £150 was given to Wimbotsham Parish Council to spruce up its memorial.

The Crowns Trust has received £2,000 for educational projects in schools while Magdalene Village Hall Trustees received £300 to buy each child in the village a mug.

West Norfolk and Lynn Archaeology Society have received £2,000 to support the Zeppelins over Lynn and the Royal Air Corps project and One Voice 4 Travellers received £2,000 to document’ stories from the travelling community.

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