Saturday, August 13, 2022

£12,000 charity windfall from Grimsby Crematorium

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Bereavement Services team has donated £12,000 to the local branch of Alzheimer’s Society.

The charity is the latest to benefit from a fundraising scheme started by Grimsby Crematorium in 2014.

Proceeds for the donations come from the sale of recyclable metals such as parts of the coffin and replacement implants or joints that can be salvaged following a cremation.

Relatives of the deceased are asked to give their consent before the cremation so the collection of the metals can go ahead.

The metals are then sold for recycling and the income from these sales is put towards the charity fund.

Donations made from this scheme have been given to charity since 2014, with a cheque handover occurring twice a year.

Since the scheme started, more than £87,000 has gone towards supporting local and national worthy causes.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, working tirelessly to challenge perceptions, fund research and improve and provide care and support. It is committed to ensuring the rights of people affected by dementia are recognised.

There are an estimated 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK, including around 13,000 in Lincolnshire and more than 76,000 across Yorkshire and Humber.

Melanie Fullbrook, Dementia Connect Local Services Manager for Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’re very grateful for this generous donation. The money we receive from fundraisers enable us to support people affected by dementia through the vital services we provide.

“Our Dementia Support service is there for anyone affected by dementia, providing information and advice, our Side by Side service connects volunteers and people with dementia so they can enjoy activities together, and those attending our Dementia Cafes take part in a range of activities as well as benefitting from peer support.

“Our fundraisers also help us to conduct research and campaign for change.”

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “It’s fantastic that we can do this. We are very happy to support the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society with this tremendous donation.

“Many of us know someone who has been affected by dementia and I’m pleased that we can support some of the excellent work happening in our community to help those in need.”

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