Village quilters provide home comfort for King’s Lynn hospital visitors

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This colourful quilt has been made through the hard work of the Talk Torc Quilters in Snettisham and Ingoldisthorpe.

The group members, who are pictured, spent hours putting the 208 squares together – and the centrepiece is inscribed with the words “In memory of Lynne Springford”.

And it is now providing a homely touch at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital Shouldham Ward log cabin where families can stay to be close to their loved ones while they are having cancer treatment.

As the Lynn News reported in April, the facility was a lifeline for the family of 48-year-old Lynne Springford, of Docking, who lost her five-year-fight with cancer in November.

Lynne’s parents, Kathy and Rod Forster, of Snettisham, said: “Staying there and being close to Lynne was such a big help to us all.”

Kathy, a member of the quilters, added: “The group came to me and said they would like to make a quilt in Lynne’s memory and now this is the final result. We are all so pleased with it.”

More than 400 people attended Lynne’s funeral and £2,071 was donated in her memory which was then presented to the log cabin fund by her daughters Zara and Jodie.