Funeral arrangements for beloved colleague Richard

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Earlier this month we shared news of the sad loss of Paramedic Richard Denman, our colleague and friend.

Richard’s funeral is taking place on Friday, 9th January at 11am at Carmolite Monastry in Quiddenham, Norfolk (NR16 2PH).

If you plan to attend, you’re asked to wear either operational or dress uniform as detailed below. All uniformed staff are invited to join Richard’s Guard of Honour; please be in position outside the Church no later than 10.30am when instructions for the Guard will be shared with you. Richard’s funeral procession will be led by Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh.

The Church service will be followed by a funeral at Earlham Crematorium (193 Earlham Road, NR2 3RG), and light refreshments and lunch will be available for staff at the Norwich depot, Longwater, after this.

A book of condolence for Richard’s family will be available at both the Cathedral and the wake if you would like to write a message before it’s presented.

If you plan to attend any part of Richard’s service, please contact by Tuesday, 6th January so plans can be made accordingly.

Understandably many of our colleagues who knew Richard well, particularly those in Attleborough and Norwich, wish to go to the funeral and would be grateful for any assistance colleagues can give in providing cover on the day. Please contact if you are able to help.

An online memorial fund has been started for Richard - if you'd like to contribute please visit: 

If you’ve been affected by Richard’s death and need support, please remember that the Trust’s employee assistance programme is available at any time. It’s free, confidential, runs 24/7 and can be accessed either on the phone or online. Just visit (user name: EEASTlogin, password: wellbeing), or call 0800 085 1376.

Dress code

Please note that a combination of operational and dress uniform is not permitted.

Operational uniform: standard green shirt and combat style trousers, white t-shirts and issued soft-shell jacket. Medals should not be worn with the soft-shell jackets, but medal ribbons may be worn as pictured. Colleagues are asked not to wear additional items such as badges, hats or scarves, and high-visibility jackets or fleeces are not permitted.

Dress uniform: white shirt, plain green tie, cap, and medals positioned as pictured, and cap. Please note only pallbearers and members of the colour party (who will be notified ahead of time) will be asked to wear white gloves and white belts.


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