Cremations Raise Money for Charity

Date: 27 Mar, 2017

5331_Cremations_Raise_Money_for_CharityRecycled metals from Stafford Crematorium have helped raise thousands of pounds for a local charity. 

The artificial body parts, along with nails and screws from the coffins, have been collected by a licensed recycling company - with the profits donated to Katharine House Hospice. 

Katharine House provides free hospice care services in Mid Staffordshire for people faced with an illness that cannot be cured.  

The £4,337 cheque was presented at the Borough Council run Tixall Road Crematorium to David Middleton (pictured centre), Community Fund Raiser. 

Once consent from the families has been given, the metal is filtered out as part of the cremation process leaving the ashes to be collected by the deceased’s loved ones or buried.  

Councillor Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said: “I’d like to think that those who have had loved ones cremated will be comforted in the knowledge that their loss is helping fund a charity dedicated to making life easier for others.”

 The Tixall Road site holds ‘Gold’ status from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management last year and has retained its ‘Green Flag’ again this year as one of the best open spaces in the country.  

David Middleton said: “We are so thankful to Stafford Crematorium for this incredibly generous donation. It will make such a difference to the hospice, ensuring that we can continue to provide vital care to patients and their families in our community.”  

More details about the service can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/bereavement.

Press Release No 5331

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