Handmade book of memories will take pride of place at the Louise Hamilton Centre

Roberta Lovick with Louise Hamilton Centre book

Roberta Lovick with Louise Hamilton Centre book - Credit: Archant

When tasked with the job of buying a book to house memories from Palliative Care East's daffodil fundraising project - where people bought daffodil bulbs to be planted around the centre at Gorleston's James Paget University Hospital, Roberta Lovick set about finding a donor.

Commemorative hand made book that will go on display in the Louise Hamilton Centre for palliative ca

Commemorative hand made book that will go on display in the Louise Hamilton Centre for palliative care - Credit: Archant

Roberta Lovick, mother of the late Louise Hamilton, with bookmaker Derek Daniels looking through the

Roberta Lovick, mother of the late Louise Hamilton, with bookmaker Derek Daniels looking through the Louise Hamilton Centre's handmade commemorative book - Credit: Archant

Mrs Lovick, whose daughter Louise Hamilton the centre is named after, contacted Jarrolds department store in Norwich.

A letter soon came back saying they could not donate a book - but would handmade a special one at their museum instead.

'Knowing just how important the inscriptons are to the indivuals, what could be more fitting than to put them in a beautfil handmade book,' said Mrs Lovick, who went to the Norwich museum - which houses traditional printing blocks and guillotines - to meet volunteers including bookmaker Derek Daniels.

The daffodils on the front cover were painted by local artist Jan Laceym who donated her work.

Once it has been filled with handwritten inscriptions, the book will take pride of place in the Louise Hamilton Centre which opened just over a month ago, six years after a county-wide campaign to fund it began.

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'It will be lovely to have something everyone can see and enjoy,' added Maxine Taylor, who has taken over as fundraiser for Palliative Care East from Jenny Watson.

'And the daffodils we planted have started to come up too, just in time.'