Condolence Information

Haverhill Condolence Information

Following the sad announcement today of the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Haverhill Town Council has now put into train a well-established plan drawn up in partnership with St Mary’s Church locally, the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, the District and County Councils. We will be strictly following the protocol set out by the Lord Lieutenant.
 
• A letter of condolence has been signed by the Mayor on behalf of the people of Haverhill and sent to Buckingham Palace
 
• Union Flags will fly at half-mast, for the period of mourning, both on the church and on the Market Square.
 
• During the current public health situation, Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign. 
 
An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: bit.ly/3rZF8tT
 
• The Royal Family asks that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.
 
Visit royal.uk for updates from Buckingham Palace and information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s life and work.
 
The Town Council will keep our website updated with any additional information as it becomes available.

Memorial Fund Information

To mark the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Haverhill Community Trust is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Memorial Fund, to honour Prince Philip’s remarkable public service spanning nearly 75 years.
 
The fund will support issues that the Duke championed such as:
• Emotional wellbeing for young people, including breaking down barriers to taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
• Environmental issues
• Promoting engineering as a career
 
Funds will help set up new local projects or be issued as grants to other local organisations.
 
You can contribute to the Memorial Fund through the Haverhill Arts Centre website, https://bit.ly/2PV8U5Y with 100% of funds raised being used locally to further the work that was so close to his heart. We hope you will agree this makes a fitting alternative to laying floral tributes, in line with the wishes of the Royal Family.
 
Thank you in advance for supporting this fund. You can find more details of the many causes Prince Philip supported at https://www.royal.uk/donations
Haverhill Community Trust was originally set up as a charitable trust in 1896 to look after Haverhill Town Hall. In 2015 the Charity Commission, on the request of the Trustee Committee, extended the objects of the charity to promote such charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of Haverhill as the trustee thinks fit. The Trust already supports vulnerable young people into training and employment and is the umbrella for both the Haverhill Volunteer Centre and Haverhill In Bloom.
 
Haverhill Community Trust. Registered Charity Number 288092