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Crematorium raises £10,000 for hospice via metal recycling initiatives

The Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium donation will be provided to support the ‘crucial and sensitive’ end of life care that the St Vincent Hospice provides local families

Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium has raised £10,000 as a donation for St Vincent’s Hospice.

The donation will be provided to support the “crucial and sensitive” end of life care that the hospice provides local families.

The group raised the funds via its membership of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s national recycling of metals scheme.

A national initiative, the recycling of metals scheme works by recovering metals and orthopedic implants following cremation, with the consent of bereaved families.

Since opening over three years ago, the crematorium has raised £62,000 across seven donations to local hospices.

Phillip Ewing, manager at the crematorium, said: “As professionals assisting the bereaved, we recognise the financial challenges that organisations supporting families at their most difficult and vulnerable time face.

“The funds raised through this recycling scheme donation will directly benefit the hospice and the families it supports, when they are facing a difficult time through bereavement.”

Since its inception in 2006, the institute’s national recycling of metals initiative has raised over £11.4m across the UK.

Carol-Anne Lamont, income generation lead at St Vincent Hospice, added: “The continued support from Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium is greatly appreciated and helps us continue to deliver vital support to patients and their families across our community.”

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