Eastleigh Bereavement Services selected by Wessex Vale Crematorium to receive a donation of £1000.00
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 Wessex Vale Crematorium chose to donate further money to Eastleigh Bereavement Services. In previous years money has been donated to Naomi House; Jacks Place; Hampshire Air Ambulance; Countess Mountbatten House as well as Eastleigh Bereavement Services.
Crematorium Manager Lisa Johnson said "Without 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 manner. 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".
Eastleigh Bereavement Services Trustee Lorna Jenkins said
"Eastleigh Bereavement Service (EBS) was delighted to receive a cheque for £1000.00 from Wessex Vale Crematorium in June 2017 funded by the sale of recycled metals. EBS Trustee Lorna Jenkins (pictured right) explained that the Service, relies to a large extent on donation, grants and contributions from clients to maintain their counselling service to those suffering bereavement in the greater Eastleigh and Southampton area. Local Authority grants have largely disappeared as part of their austerity drive, and so donations such as this are very welcome, and gratefully received."
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