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£1075 donated in memory of Haddiscoe man

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 October 2008 | UPDATED: 07:45 01 August 2010

MONEY raised in memory of a man who tragically died at his Haddiscoe home in July has been donated to a farm scheme in London where he was brought up.

Roy Haynes, who was 57 and a father of four, moved to Haddiscoe with his family in 1993, and had worked at the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston for 13 years as director of human resources and operations until his retirement in June 2006.

MONEY raised in memory of a man who tragically died at his Haddiscoe home in July has been donated to a farm scheme in London where he was brought up.

Roy Haynes, who was 57 and a father of four, moved to Haddiscoe with his family in 1993, and had worked at the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston for 13 years as director of human resources and operations until his retirement in June 2006. The £1075 raised at his memorial service has been given to Kentish Town Farm in London, to pay tribute to his love of the outdoors and gardening, as well as his London roots.

Sue Haynes, Mr Haynes' wife, said: “Roy was born and brought up in the Kentish Town area of north London. He could never quite believe his luck that he, an inner city boy, should have ended up living in the countryside.

“He always believed that life was enriched by contact with animals and gardens, and this is our way of helping other Londoners to have that contact.”

The Kentish Town City Farm, which covers four and half acres in an area of dense local authority housing, includes a stock of chickens, cows, ducks, geese, goats, horses, pigs and sheep, and also has allotments which are used by local people.

It was created in 1972 to address the educational and recreational needs of people in the surrounding area, with an emphasis on children and young people coming from economic or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and young people with special needs.

Entrance to the farm is free, and it relies on visitors' donations for the upkeep of the animals.

The family visited Kentish Town to hand over the cheque at the beginning of October, where they were told about the project's history and were shown around the farm by the co-ordinator Mick Magennis.

Mr Magennis said: “On behalf of the users at Kentish Town City Farm, I would like to thank all those who donated so generously, towards supporting our charity, at the recent memorial service for Roy Haynes.

“From meeting and speaking with the family, I have no doubt that our work, aims and aspirations would have chimed and been in keeping with those of Mr Haynes.”

The Haynes' would also like to thank everyone who helped raise the money.

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