Search

The founder of a successful caring scheme in North Norfolk has died at the age of 92

PUBLISHED: 16:19 19 August 2017

Dr Anthony Allibone has passed away at the age of 92. Picture: Allibone family

Dr Anthony Allibone has passed away at the age of 92. Picture: Allibone family

Archant

A doctor who established a community caring scheme for the elderly and was awarded with an MBE and OBE has died at the age of 92.

Dr Anthony Allibone, who lived in Blakeney in North Norfolk, died on August 6, leaving a legacy of caring for the community having founded Glaven Caring 43 years ago.

He began working at a General Practice in Blakeney in 1963, after working at the Norfolk & Norwich hospital and at a General Practice in Norwich.

The Blakeney practice later merged with the Holt Practice and he helped establish a new surgery in Jacobs Place.

In 1974 he founded Glaven Caring, a successful care scheme that has helped elderly clients remain in their homes rather than move into full time care.

He leaves a wife Celia, three daughters and four grandchildren.

A thanksgiving service will be held at 2pm on September 22 at Blakeney Church.

Other news

Yesterday, 16:53

There are new faces behind the bar at The Bull in Fakenham.

Yesterday, 15:33

Children and staff at Burnham Market nursery school have celebrated the opening of their new summerhouse.

Yesterday, 15:18

These are the 13 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from sexual assault to attempted murder.

Yesterday, 15:09

An annual charity ploughing event held in support of The Big C has raised more than £2,600 for the cancer charity.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:32

A poppy shop is set to open in Fakenham at the end of October, coinciding with the launch of the annual poppy appeal.

Read more
George Acheson
Yesterday, 16:53

There are new faces behind the bar at The Bull in Fakenham.

Read more
pub
Yesterday, 15:18

These are the 13 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from sexual assault to attempted murder.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Yesterday, 12:16

Two more North Norfolk district councillors have quit the Conservative group, in the latest of a string of similar resignations.

Read more
Tom FitzPatrick
Yesterday, 15:09

An annual charity ploughing event held in support of The Big C has raised more than £2,600 for the cancer charity.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter