Roger Kingwell

Posted 12/07/2011 : By: Netmatters Support

Wymondham Town Mayor, Cllr. Neil Ward was pleased to present Moya Kingwell with a civic award in memorium to her late husband Roger. 

Roger passed away sadly on 29th January 2011 following a brave fight against cancer. A retired Town Planner and a keen member of the Catholic Church and Wymondham Lions, he was elected President of the club for the year 2002/03. He was the lead organiser of the club’s big event, “Dickensian Evening” for many years until 2009. The ongoing success of this event, so enjoyed by the people of Wymondham, is very much due to the hard work that he put into its organisation. Roger was also a keen gardener and helped organise Wymondham's biannual Open Gardens Event opening his own courtyard garden in Vicar Street.

This event gave pleasure to many and helped raise funds for East Anglia’s Childrens’ Hospices, a charity particularly close to his heart. Cllr. Ward commented ' Roger was a true community champion who was always pleased to help in any way he could and he has been greatly missed. The Town Council unanimously decided that they wished to mark his contribution to the life of the Town by making this award to Moya'.