WAY has received a generation donation of £10,000 from Hither Green Crematorium.
WAY’s Chief Executive Rebecca Cooper said: “This incredibly generous donation from Hither Green Crematorium is particularly welcome at a time when all WAY's major fundraising events have been cancelled due to coronavirus. Charities like WAY Widowed and Young, which support people through bereavement, have become more important than ever for so many people who have been lost their loved ones over the past few difficult months. 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 Hither Green 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.