Crematorium presents £7,000 to North Devon Hospice
Posted on: 6 February 2019
North Devon Hospice is the latest charity to benefit from the North Devon Crematorium’s role in a national metal recycling scheme.
Today (Wednesday 6 February) a cheque for £7,000 was presented to the hospice from the roceeds of the crematorium’s recycling scheme, which enables metals from cremated remains to be safely recycled. The scheme is run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and is only carried out with the consent of the bereaved.
Chairman of North Devon Crematorium, Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, says: “This is a brilliant amount and I’m really pleased we are presenting it to such a vital charity, which does so much to support local families during what can be a very difficult and upsetting time in their lives. I’m sure the money will be very well spent.”
Robyn Tregaskes, from North Devon Hospice fundraising team, says: “We are incredibly grateful to receive such a wonderful amount from the North Devon Crematorium as part of the ICCM recycled metals scheme. Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do and kind donations like this, means we can continue offering specialist care and support to patients and their families facing the toughest times, at home and at the Hospice.”
North Devon Hospice cares for around 3,000 people every year, offering specialist care to patients at home and at the hospice, while supporting the whole family throughout the toughest of times. For more information about the hospice, to volunteer or donate, go to www.northdevonhospice.org.uk.Posted in: Community