Gedling Crematorium Supports Local Charities
Three local charities are to share £10,702 donated by Gedling Crematorium as part of its metal recycling scheme.
Two Nottingham-based hospices - Hayward House palliative care centre and the Nottinghamshire Hospice - and the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark, will each receive one-third of the funds raised, having been chosen by the crematorium team because of the way the work carried out by each charity benefits the local community.
Luke Ingham, manager of Gedling Crematorium, said: “We know how important the work of both hospices is for people who live locally. They provide outstanding palliative care to people with a range of life-limiting illnesses, with Hayward House being in the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital, and the Nottinghamshire Hospice providing support outside Nottingham city centre to the suburbs.
“As for the Children’s Bereavement Centre, when I lost my mum a few years ago and my son was struggling to deal with his emotions they were such a fantastic support to him. They provide children aged 3 to 18 with a welcoming and safe environment where they and their families can receive the help and guidance they need after a bereavement.
“We feel that together these two hospices and the children’s centre are the most amazing resources for the people of Nottingham, and we are very pleased to contribute the funds we have raised to support the work they do.”
Gedling Crematorium is run by Westerleigh Group, which operates the recycling scheme in all of its 34 crematoria throughout the UK.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and the money raised at each location used to support local good causes.
For further information on each of the charities visit https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/appeals/hayward-house-end-life-care/ ; https://www.nottshospice.org/ and http://www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk/