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Chesterfield and District Crematorium donates £15,000 to the Air Ambulance

Chesterfield and District Crematorium donates £15,000 to the Air Ambulance

Chesterfield and District Crematorium has donated £15,000 to the Air Ambulance raised through the Recycling of Metals Following Cremation Scheme.

The Recycling of Metals Following Cremation Scheme is run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, with the permission of the bereaved family, metal left after cremation is collected and recycled before being sold for other uses, with profits being provided to good causes.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, chair of the Chesterfield and District Crematorium Joint Committee, said:

“It is fantastic that we can present this cheque to the Air Ambulance, this scheme aims to reduce waste whilst also providing funding to local charities. We have participated in this scheme for over 15 years and have raised more than £200,000 for good causes.”

Metals collected following a cremation are sent to OrthoMetals who collect, then sort before smelting the metal and selling into the market for other uses.

The scheme originally started in the Netherlands but became international and now many crematoriums across the UK participate in the project.

In 2022 funds raised through the Recycling of Metals Following Cremation scheme in Chesterfield will be given to The Air Ambulance Service and Young Lives -v- Cancer.


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