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King’s Lynn General Charities trustee David Whitmore is set to retire after nearly 50 years of service





A local charity trustee is retiring after nearly 50 years of service in the area.

David Whitmore, who ran a local joinery company, joined The King’s Lynn General Charities as a trustee almost five decades ago, taking over the role of chairman in the late 1990s.

During his time at the charity, Mr Whitmore, as well as looking after his own allocated almshouse, orchestrated and supported a number of projects bringing his own expertise and experience to oversee the renovation and improvement of others to provide modern comfortable accommodation for eligible residents over 55.

David pictured here with his fellow Trustees. Picture: Luke Daniel Photography
David pictured here with his fellow Trustees. Picture: Luke Daniel Photography

King’s Lynn General Charities is a consolidation of a number of different historic charities. Its principal activity is the provision and maintenance of some of the local almshouse accommodation, and also to provide charitable and welfare support to the residents of Lynn.

The charity is run by a number of volunteer trustees.

Mr Whitmore is now retiring from the trustees. At a farewell reception, Malcolm Frammingham, the incoming chairman, thanked Mr Whitmore for his long and dedicated service, his support of fellow members and encouragement of new volunteers.

He was presented with a gift of a tide clock as a reminder of a job well done.

A present to wish David well in his retirement. Picture: Luke Daniel Photography
A present to wish David well in his retirement. Picture: Luke Daniel Photography

In addition to running the almshouses, the charity arranges a Christmas lunch from the ‘George Shallow’ and ‘Len Rush’ funds, and this year an additional lunch in June. Both of these are free to all senior citizens living in the Lynn area.

The trustees also administer an education fund supporting students in with resources required for their education and a further fund to assist those facing economic hardship with one-off purchases where they are not able to obtain support elsewhere.

David is gifted a Tide Clock for his years of service. Picture: Luke Daniel Photography.
David is gifted a Tide Clock for his years of service. Picture: Luke Daniel Photography.

To express an interest in volunteering as a trustee, further details of the free lunches and how to apply for charitable support, contact mjframmingham@gmail.com



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