Len’s legacy brings Gaywood community together

Nearly 80 Gaywood residents came together to pull a cracker with borough mayor Elizabeth Watson at the annual Len Rush Christmas Lunch at Gaywood Church Rooms last Friday.

Organiser Bob Pannell said: “This is the annual lunch specifically for the elderly of the Gaywood parish, and has been running for around 20-25 years. For some, it is the only Christmas they have, but they are all very friendly with each other, and we have a nice bingo and lots of raffle prizes.”

He added: “We were also graced by the presence of the mayor and our local vicar, Beryl Wood.”

The event is organised each year by King’s Lynn General Charities and is funded by Len Rush, the Queen’s pigeon keeper, who left his Gaywood home to the charity, so that the elderly could have a festive lunch.

Mr Pannell said: “The proceeds of his house sale and the interest of his legacy funds the lunch each year.”

Our picture above shows borough mayor Elizabeth Watson pulling crackers with Patricia Kirman MLNF13PT12119




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