Breckland Crematorium has donated £10,000 to a charity that helps parents deal with the death of a baby.
Posting to Facebook, the donation was made possible through a new scheme that recycles metals which remain after cremation with the consent of bereaved families, such as items used in the construction of the coffin and orthopaedic implants like hip and knee replacement joints.
The recycling of metals is done with the written consent of each bereaved family via the scheme run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. The proceeds are then returned to the crematorium who donates the money to local charities.
Crematorium directors Nathan and Rachel Rollings recently met with Sarah Green and Carly Walters, chair and vice-chair of Norfolk Sands to mark the donation with a presentation cheque in the memorial gardens at Breckland Crematorium.
The pair revealed that they were able to discuss plans for the crematorium to create an area within a new remembrance garden which will be dedicated to the memory of babies who die before, during or shortly after birth.