Social club in Tacolneston pays tribute to chairman with a fundraising drive for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Naomi Shulver, Carol Watkinson, Denise Howard and Kevin Grints sister Clare. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED.

Naomi Shulver, Carol Watkinson, Denise Howard and Kevin Grints sister Clare. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED. - Credit: Archant

Members of a social club have paid tribute to their long-serving chairman who died suddenly earlier this year.

Kevin Grint, who was 53 and from Tacolneston, died after he suffered a cardiac arrest while out cycling through the neighbouring village of Forncett St Peter in May.

Two ambulance crews and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) tried to save Mr Grint's life, but unfortunately he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Since Mr Grint's death, members of the Woodland Club have been raising money to support the EAAA.

Recently Naomi Shulver and John Fitchew, the chairman of the club, presented a cheque for £1,395 to Carol Watkinson from the EAAA.

Denise Howard, the social club manager, said: 'Kevin was a fantastic man who supported the club for many years and was a good friend to us all.

'He was a man who we could all depend on and without his tireless efforts I doubt the Woodlands Club would be here today.

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'We all have a great deal to thank him for.'

Mr Grint, who is survived by his wife Sue and son Charlie, had run Dochart Packaging and Hygiene Supplies in Attleborough before he had retired.

A number of tributes were paid to Mr Grint including Clive Crane, 66 and from Tacolneston, who knew Mr Grint for 20 years and said his friend enjoyed playing golf, going scuba diving and holidaying in Spain.

Beverley Spratt, who is parish council chairman for Tacolneston, had said at the time: 'He kept the cohesion of the village going.'

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