Family and friends pay tribute to much-loved former Langley Lodge care home resident Colin Malkin with new garden bench

PUBLISHED: 12:19 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:58 12 April 2017

Langley Lodge residents Beryl Woods and Arthurt Edwards enjoy a sit on the care home's new bench, bought in memory of much-loved former resident, Colin Malkin. Also pictured is Colin's daughter, Jayne Reed.

Langley Lodge residents Beryl Woods and Arthurt Edwards enjoy a sit on the care home's new bench, bought in memory of much-loved former resident, Colin Malkin. Also pictured is Colin's daughter, Jayne Reed.

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Residents at a care home in Wisbech have been enjoying a sit and a chat in the garden thanks to a new bench, donated in memory of a former resident.

The bench was bought in memory of Colin Malkin, who died on New Year's Eve aged 82.The bench was bought in memory of Colin Malkin, who died on New Year's Eve aged 82.

The new seat was bought after friends and family of Colin Malkin, who died on New Year’s Eve aged 82, donated money.

Colin, who had been at Langley Lodge for two-and-a-half years before his death, was a much-loved resident and ran a successful campaign to gain recognition for his four uncles – the Bruce brothers – who all died during World War Two.

His efforts saw a road in Wisbech named after them – Bruce Close.

Colin’s daughter, Jayne Reed said the bench is an “appropriate way to say thanks to the home, its staff and residents for the care and companionship they had provided to Colin in the last years of his life.”

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