Call to rename Hallgarth Community Centre after the late Gwen Murfin

The Westmorland Gazette: Gwen Murfin who sadly died earlier this month Gwen Murfin who sadly died earlier this month

A FACEBOOK campaign has started to re-name a Kendal community centre after a popular town councillor.

Gwen Murfin, a mum-of-five, from Hallgarth in Kendal, died aged 63 on July 3 at Furness General Hospital surrounded by her family.

Now Facebook friends have set up a page to rename the estate's community centre in her memory.

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The page states: "In honour of the late Gwen Murfin who founded the community centre on Hallgarth we want recognition for her hard work in making the estate a better place."

Supporters of the idea have commented: "Gwen worked so, so hard for the community centre to happen, with years of fighting and sheer determination. I think as a town we owe her this."

Another added: "A fitting tribute to a wonderful lady who did so much for the community."

The page can be found by going to Facebook and typing 'Rename Hallgarth Community Centre The Gwen Murfin Community Centre' in the search bar.

Gwen, a Liberal Democrat, was a mum to Lisa, James, Bobbie, Sammie and Stephen, and described as a loving grandma, sister, aunt and friend.

She was also the former Mayor of Kendal and a councillor on SLDC.

A funeral services takes place at Kendal Parish Church on Thursday July 24 at 1pm followed by a private cremation.

The family have asked for no flowers please but donations if desired to Hayes & Parkinson Charities, Captain French Lane, Kendal, to be used for a memorial bench and tree in her name.

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