Families in Grief benefits from recycling scheme
Posted on: 17 April 2015
The North Devon Crematorium has secured a donation for a local bereavement charity, thanks to its role in a national recycling scheme.
Families in Grief (FIG), based in Bideford, is set to receive £4,487 from the proceeds of the scheme, which enables metals from cremated remains to be safely recycled.
The scheme is run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and is only carried out with the consent of the bereaved. As well as generating funds for charitable giving, the scheme also helps to reduce harmful pollutants being buried in the ground.
Mark Drummond, Manager of the North Devon Crematorium, says: “I’m really pleased that the North Devon Crematorium Committee has chosen FIG as the latest charity to benefit from the proceeds of our recycling scheme. We would like to thank the bereaved families who have given their consent for the metals to be recycled. Hopefully, they will gain some comfort in knowing that their donations will help FIG support children and young people who have experienced the loss of a loved one.”
Emma Marston, Bereavement Coordinator for FIG, says: “We are over the moon! This money will help Families in Grief continue to make a positive difference to bereaved children, young people and their families living in North Devon and Torridge area.”Community