Tuesday 16th July 2019
It’s been 20 years since GreenAcres Colney opened their gates for the first time! Colney Wood Burial Park as it was known back then was established back in 1999 and soon became the pioneering woodland burial park in the country.
On a warm and sunny 4th of July, the team welcomed Trustees of the park, Chaplains from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, local suppliers, representatives from EACH, TimeNorfolk and Jesse’s Anchor, Hospice Patient Support Services, Funeral Directors and Celebrants to a fun-filled festival styled celebration.
With hay bales for seats, handmade bunting, twinkling fairy lights and vases of wild flowers, the 140 guests were treated to traditional English fayre from two street vans providing a hog roast and fish and chips, all washed down with beer and cider. Fresh strawberries and a traditional ice cream cart provided sweet treats while guests enjoyed listening to the delightful tones of rising singing star, Lucy Grubb. With guests reluctant to depart, everyone went home with a special 20th anniversary bone china mug and a slice of chocolate cake!
We were delighted with the turnout; it was a great honour to welcome so many of our friends and associates who have supported GreenAcres Colney over the last twenty years. We are now looking forward to the next twenty years and beyond!’
Sam Curtis, Park Manager
The Colney team about to cut the celebration cake, from left to right:
Warren Burge, Customer Service Advisor; Verity Pedlar, Deputy Park Manager;
Thomas Thirkettle, Weekend Customer Service Advisor; Dan Coe, Grounds Team;
Sam Curtis, Park Manager; Tania Drewett, Customer Service Advisor;
Sarah Thirkettle, Customer Service Advisor; Reg Lawrence,
Grounds Supervisor; Billy Payne, Grounds Team