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Crematorium supports children’s hospice with recycling scheme

Cllr Inch (centre) presenting cheque to Nev Pope (left) and Josh Allan (right)

Posted on: 25 October 2019

Children’s Hospice South West is the latest charity to benefit from the North Devon Crematorium’s role in a national metal recycling scheme.

Today (Friday 25 October) a cheque for £8,000 was presented to the hospice from the proceeds 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 Tony Inch, said: “This is a brilliant sum and I’m really pleased we are able to help 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.”

Little Bridge House Community Fundraiser Josh Allan said: “We simply couldn’t do this without the incredible support of the local community. CHSW relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions so this donation from North Devon Crematorium really will make a huge difference, and mean that we can continue to provide such vital support to the local families who need us.”

CHSW offers breaks and respite for families with children with complex medical needs. Parents can take a break from being primary carers for a few days and brothers and sisters are supported by a dedicated sibling team, meaning the whole family can relax and make precious memories together. They also offer specialist palliative care, emergency stays, end-of-life care, and bereavement support for as long as it is needed.  For more information about the hospice go to www.chsw.org.uk.

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