£500 cheque donated to honour regular visitor to Saffron Walden’s Garden Room

Julia Pointer (left), manager of The Garden Room, receives a £500 cheque from Claire Jennings, chair of Saffron Walden Ladies Circle. Julia Pointer (left), manager of The Garden Room, receives a £500 cheque from Claire Jennings, chair of Saffron Walden Ladies Circle.

Friday, December 27, 2013
9:20 AM

One of The Garden Room’s most frequent visitors will be honoured with a memorial plaque thanks to a £500 donation.

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Members of Saffron Walden Ladies Circle presented a cheque to the manager of the Jubilee Garden facility, Julia Pointer,

It will go towards creating a plaque to remember Jim Gale, who died last month at the age of 84.

Ladies Circle chair, Claire Jennings, said the money had been raised at a recent quiz, adding: “We wanted to donate the money to an organisation that is doing something festive for local people, so thought The Garden Room was a good choice. Jim was also close to the heart of one of our members so we wanted to help do something to remember him as well.”

Mrs Pointer said: “We’ve just received some money from Essex County Council [£5,561] to re-model the serving area and this will include a putting in a cake stand on which the plaque in memory of Jim will sit. He was a regular customer and very much missed by all of us here at The Garden Room.”

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