Martham family funeral firm’s donation will boost bereavement services

Michael and Lynn Murrant of Martham-based Murrant Family Funerals present a cheque for £200 to Sonya

Michael and Lynn Murrant of Martham-based Murrant Family Funerals present a cheque for £200 to Sonya Roebuck of children's bereavement family Nelson's Journey. Picture: Nelson's Journey - Credit: Nelson's Journey

Proceeds from a Martham funeral directors 10th anniversary birthday bash have been handed over to a bereavement charity.

Murrants Family Funeral Services raised £200 at an afternoon of tea, coffee and cake at their premises on The Green in the village.

The total was boosted by a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

The money was handed over to Sonya Roebuck at Nelson's Journey, a Norwich based charity that helps children who have lost loved-ones.

Accepting the cheque she revealed the children's charity received the second highest amount of referrals from the east Norfolk postcode in 2016, supporting 131 young children.

Michael and Lynn Murrant thanked everyone who supported their event by turning out on the day, buying raffle tickets, or donating prizes.

During 2016, Nelson's Journey received 791 referrals, a 22pc increase.

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