Memorial bench installed at Northampton General Hospital in honour of popular porter

Vincent Lovell Memorial Bench unveiled at NGH NNL-160909-165437009
Vincent Lovell Memorial Bench unveiled at NGH NNL-160909-165437009
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Work colleagues of a 41-year-old hospital porter who died in a “tragic accident” in a Northampton nightclub have installed a memorial bench at Northampton General Hospital.

Vincent Lovell, who worked as a theatre porter, died at the Retro bar in the town centre in May this year.

Mr Lovell’s family were invited to the hospital yesterday for the official unveiling of a bench in a garden at the hospital that has a plaque in memory of Mr Lovell.

A total of £1,250 was raised to pay for the bench from Mr Lovell’s work colleagues at the hospital.

Donna Robinson, theatre manager, said: “The garden is near the theatre and was used by staff and patients s it is a fitting place to have the bench.

“Vincent was a larger than life character and was always willing to help and was always cheerful.

“A lot of money was raised because he was so special. He made a difference to a lot of people’s lives.”

Mr Lovell’s father Derek said the family had been overwhelmed by the support of the staff at Northampton General Hospital.

He said: “It is absolutely wonderful. I can’t thank the staff at the hospital enough for this gesture of support.”

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