EASTBOURNE Borough Council has donated £5,000 to the us from money raised through a metal recycling scheme.
Eastbourne Crematorium, run by the council, is a member of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s national metals recycling scheme.
Following a cremation, the remains may contain metals from orthopaedic implants, such as hip or knee replacement joints, as well as items from the construction of the coffin.
When a bereaved family gives consent, these metals are recycled by the ICCM, with proceeds shared between its members to donate to the charity of their choice.
We are incredibly grateful to have received this donation and have some great ideas on how to put it to use.
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