Charities cash in on support of Lynn Town Guides group

�4,000 charity cheque pres by King's Lynn Town Guides at Lynn Town Hall
�4,000 charity cheque pres by King's Lynn Town Guides at Lynn Town Hall
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Seven good causes in West Norfolk have shared the sum of £4,000 between them thanks to the continued kindness of Lynn Town Guides.

The group, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, donates the proceeds from its guided walks to heritage organisations.

This year’s beneficiaries are King’s Lynn Minster, St Faith’s Church, the King’s Lynn Preservation Trust, Worfolk Boat Trust, Marriotts Warehouse Trust, True’s Yard Fishing Museum and All Saints Church.

A special presentation was held at Lynn’s Town Hall on Tuesday.

Bob Price, chairman of the town guides said: “We are delighted that once again we can continue to support the work of so many local organisations who are working to preserve the unique heritage of King’s Lynn.”

Both the Presevation Trust and True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum paid tribute to the organisation.

Nick Balaam, chair of Lynn Preservation Trust, praised the work of the Guides, saying: “The KLPT is very grateful to the town guides for their continued support of the Trust’s work of rescuing and caring for some of Lynn’s key historic buildings.

“The Guides play an important role in helping visitors to appreciate Lynn’s wonderful collection of buildings.”

Lindsey Bavin, manager at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum said: “Thank you from all staff, trustees and volunteers for the generous donation to the Museum by the Town Guides.

“It is very much appreciated and will be put to very good use.

“The money will go towards a new front desk and aprons with the Museum’s logo for our tearoom volunteers.”

Tim Clayton, of The Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust, said: “The donation will help us complete installation of the engine on the Baden Powell.

“This will allow passengers to be taken up and down the river, and hear about Lynn’s maritime past, present and future.”

The new guide season commences in May and further details of their 40th anniversary celebrations, along with the walks itinerary for the year, will be announced in the coming weeks.