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Eastleigh Bereavement Services receive donation of £984.95.

Eastleigh Bereavement Services receive donation of £984.95.

by Wessex Vale Crematorium

Eastleigh Bereavement Services receive donation of £984.95.

Eastleigh Bereavement Services selected by Wessex Vale Crematorium to receive a donation of £984.95.

 

The payment is the result of proceeds from the recycling of unwanted metal and orthopaedic implants which were donated by the next of kin.

The scheme to retrieve metals left over from the cremation process has been running since 2008. This year the money will go to Eastleigh Bereavement Services. In previous years money has been donated to Naomi House; Jacks Place; and Hampshire Air Ambulance.

Crematorium Manager Lisa Johnson said "With out these kind donations, the metal cannot be recycled and then has to be treated as waste.

We ask every bereaved family when they make the funeral arrangements if they would allow us to recycle this metal. If they say yes, this is sensitively removed from the ashes and recycled in a non-profit maner. We appreciate this is an extremely sensitive subject but hope that bereaved relatives can take some comfort in knowing that the money raised has helped a good cause".

Richard Whineray of Eastleigh Bereavement Services said,

"On behalf of the trustees of EBS, I would like to thank you very much of the donation from the Cremation Management made to Eastleigh Bereavement Services".