Mintlyn Crematorium hosted a Christmas carol service last Wednesday for charity.

The service supported The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, at Hillington, and Wet Norfolk mayor’s chosen charities. 

Nearly £200 was raised on the night and advance donations of £35 were raised through people hanging memory tags on a Christmas tree.

The service was led by Canon Peter Rollings, of Our Lady of the Annunciation in King’s Lynn, Rev Julie Boyd of St Faith’s Church in Gaywood, and civil celebrant Debbie Coe.

West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson also attended and the choir from St Faith’s and the Salvation Army brass band performed. 

Councillor Paul Kunes, borough council cabinet member for commercial services, said: “This family-friendly carol service gets more popular every year. 

“Nearly 100 people turned up and I’m delighted that more than £200 has been raised for Tapping House and the mayor’s charities.”