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Local funeral director donates wheelchair to Gorleston Crematorium

Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd, an independent local Funeral Directors, has made a generous donation of a wheelchair to the local crematorium. The wheelchair can be used to assist families and loved ones during the difficult time of saying goodbye to their loved ones.

Janice Leeder and Sean Thompson with the donated wheelchair is attached

The funeral directors are a family-owned company with more than a century of experience caring for the bereaved across Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Caister, Acle, Lowestoft and Bradwell.

The wheelchair will be put to use immediately and will be available to all families who use the crematorium's services. No booking is necessary and the chair will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Janice Leeder, Bereavement Service Manager at Gorleston Crematorium, said "We are so grateful to Arthur Jary and their donation."

"This wheelchair will be a great comfort to families as they say their final farewells. It will ensure that the services are more accessible to those with mobility issues, allowing them to be close to their loved ones in their last moments."

Sean Thompson, a director at Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd, said: "We're here quite regularly and deal with a lot of elderly people and those with mobility issues at services. Seeing them struggle to walk following a coffin made us want to offer help, so we donated a brand-new wheelchair for visitors to the crematorium to use during their visits."

Last modified on 02 January 2024

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