We would like to say a huge thank you to Peterborough Crematorium for their generous donation of £10,000 to WAY Widowed and Young through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.
WAY’s Chief Executive Rebecca Cooper said: “This incredibly generous donation from Peterborough Crematorium is particularly welcome at the end of a difficult year that has seen our major fundraising events being cancelled due to coronavirus. Charities like WAY Widowed and Young that support people through bereavement have become more important than ever for so many people who have been lost their loved ones during the pandemic. Indeed, we have seen more members join our peer support network this year than ever before. This donation will help us to support those people who sadly are eligible to join our charity and help us to reach out to young widowed people who could benefit so much from our support.”
The donation has been raised through a charitable scheme, operated by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), of which Peterborough Crematorium is a member. Under the scheme metal from medical implants is recycled after cremation, with the consent of the family of the deceased. Twice a year the institute asks its scheme members to nominate local charities that help to support people to cope with the death of loved ones.