Barnstaple Bereavement charity benefits from recycling scheme
By tinap | Thursday, March 21, 2013, 13:21
A local bereavement charity is to benefit from the proceeds of a recycling scheme, thanks to support from the North Devon Crematorium Joint Committee.
PHOTO - (l-r) Chairman of the North Devon Crematorium Joint Committee Cllr Simon Inch, Laraine Bridger from Cruse and Martin Williams from North Devon Council.
Cruse Bereavement Care, based in Barnstaple, is set to receive £4,333 from the Crematorium, through the removal and recycling of metals following cremations.
The scheme is run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management and is only carried out with the consent of the bereaved. As well as generating funds for charitable giving, the scheme also has a positive impact on the environment by preventing harmful pollutants being buried in the ground.
Last year the North Devon Crematorium secured over £8,000 for local charities through the metal recycling scheme.
Chairman of the North Devon Crematorium Joint Committee, Councillor Simon Inch, says: "This donation should help many families, both in Torridge and North Devon, to receive support when they lose a loved one. Cruse does a great job supporting people who have lost someone close to them. I would also hope that the bereaved families who gave consent for the metals to be recycled will take comfort in knowing that the donation will make a difference to others."
Laraine Bridger, Devon Area Co-ordinator for Cruse Bereavement Care, says: "We would like to thank the North Devon Crematorium for choosing Cruse Bereavement Care as their charity for 2013. This generous donation of £4,333 is a fantastic amount of money and it will go directly to support bereaved people in the North Devon area."
Cruse Bereavement Care provides adults and children with one-to-one bereavement support. For more information on these services, or to become a volunteer, fundraiser or make a donation call 01271 379719, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.cruse.org.uk.