£3473 donation to Marie Curie Hospice
12:03pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Penarth news
KAREN Jones, Fundraising manager of The Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale visited the Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium to receive a donation of £3473 that was raised from the recycling of metals scheme run via the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.
This recycling is only carried out with the written consent of a bereaved family, and is mostly from metals used in the construction of a coffin and also modern hip and knee replacement joints.
The Institute believes that its members and the bereaved have combined in order to make a difference not only in environmental terms but also in terms of the care of the bereaved through the donation of surplus metals to related charities and does not deduct any administration costs for this service.
The staff at Memoria said they were delighted to be able to present the cheque to a local well respected charity.
Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale costs over £3.9 million a year to fund and provides free specialist medical care for those with serious illnesses, and emotional support for their families giving them the best quality of life.
People can stay or visit regularly for pain relief, physio, complementary therapies and more. The hospice works hand in hand with their nurses in the community and can also help people return to their own homes and be looked after there.
If anyone would like to find out more about how to help them care for their local patients and their families, please do contact the fundraising team on 029 2042 6068.