Get The Plot
Rosemary Talbot’s last wish before she died of cancer was to be buried in the parish of Littleport in East Cambridgeshire so that she would be with her mum and family. Unfortunately as the late Mrs Talbot was not a parishioner at the time of her death, she was not entitled to be laid to rest in Littleport cemetery. Despite this her daughter Sally Talbot launched a campaign to persuade the parish council to grant her mother a plot. Over 2,000 people agreed with her and signed an online petition and even the local MP sent a personal letter to the council ahead of an extraordinary general meeting which had been called to discuss the case. No need. Before the meeting, an anonymous member of the public came forward to offer an unused plot in the cemetery for Rosemary’s burial. Her delighted daughter said “Thanks to an anonymous member of the public, mum can return to her family. They have contacted the council and offered us their plot that they bought 60 years ago – we have accepted their kind offer. We sat on it and thought we haven’t done this to have a fight with the council, so for it to be done through somebody’s kindness is brilliant. We’re completely relieved and delighted. She’s going to be back with her mum.” Three Daily Cheer cheers for the anonymous donor.