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New memorial park bench and picnic table funded by LeeStock festival unveiled in Long Melford in honour of Lee Dunford




A bench in memory of Lee Dunford was unveiled at Long Melford Country Park....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (8539884)
A bench in memory of Lee Dunford was unveiled at Long Melford Country Park....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (8539884)

The memory of a 21-year-old man, who lost his life to cancer, will live on in Long Melford thanks to the installation of new park fixtures dedicated to him.

Family and friends of Lee Dunford, who died from Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006, gathered at Melford Country Park on Saturday morning for the unveiling of a new memorial bench and picnic table.

They were funded by the organising committee behind LeeStock, an annual music festival inspired by Lee, which has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

A bench in memory of Lee Dunford was unveiled at Long Melford Country Park....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (8539883)
A bench in memory of Lee Dunford was unveiled at Long Melford Country Park....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (8539883)

Committee member Pete Keogh told the Free Press: “We saw the park was looking for funding, and four of the organisers are Long Melford born and bred, so it’s quite close to us.

“We thought it would be an ideal opportunity to give something back, and to have something like this is just our small way of carrying on Lee’s memory, because of how much he meant to so many people.”

Parish and district councillor John Nunn, the park director, added: “We are very pleased to accept this seating in memory of Lee, and I am sure it will be welcomed by the users of this popular park and nature reserve.”



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