Golden couple Gary and Lynn mark anniversary with charity donation

Gary and Lynn Boon hand over cheque to watch commander Clive Allen, with his Littleport crew.

Gary and Lynn Boon hand over cheque to watch commander Clive Allen, with his Littleport crew. - Credit: Archant

On-call firefighters in Littleport welcomed a £362 charity donation from a couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Retired crew commander Gary Boon and his wife Lynn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 7 and instead of receiving presents, they requested guests attending their celebrations make a donation to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Gary, who served at Littleport for 28 years, said: “We had a fantastic evening catching up with all our friends. Lynn and I are glad so many people could make the evening and donate, but I’m not sure where 50 years has gone!”

The couple were an integral part of the fire station while Gary was serving, with Lynn being the station cleaner for many years and Gary giving 100 per cent availability and always striving to be first to the station when a call came in.

Watch commander Clive Allen said: “Littleport Fire Station congratulates Gary and Lynn on their Golden wedding anniversary, which is a big milestone. We are extremely thankful for this donation on behalf of the charity.

“Gary and Lynn keep in contact with the station and Gary is always keen to find out what we have been doing and any calls we have been on. When we catch up he always gives me tongue in cheek advice into how he would have done it in his day.”

The couple visited the station last Monday to hand over the cheque and share fire service memories with the crew.

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Gary added: “I have fond memories of my days with the station and the passion for the camaraderie never fades. I still miss, it even today.”

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