Stirlingshire Crematorium Supports Local Charities
A pair of local deserving causes have received donations from Stirlingshire Crematorium as part of its metal recycling scheme.
Strathcarron Hospice in Denny, an independent charity that has been providing focused care, love and support to people diagnosed with a range of terminal illnesses for nearly 40 years has received £1,694.17.
The hospice supports some 1,400 people annually, and throughout the pandemic - despite being unable to pursue normal fundraising activities - they have continued to provide specialist palliative care, making every moment count for patients and families.
A further £1,500 has been donated to St Marks Church in the Raploch area of Stirling in recognition of the work it does with the local community.
Donnie Connor, crematorium manager, said: “We know how important the work of Strathcarron Hospice is to the local community, always providing the highest quality end of life care when people need it most. We are really pleased to make this donation because we know they’ve been facing increasing demands for support this year, at a time when income is harder to come by than ever.
“And St Marks church, which is local to our site, does the most amazing work with the local community, supporting young and old alike to get involved in community projects which in turn lifts people’s spirits and motivates them to progress in their lives.”
Stirlingshire Crematorium is run by Westerleigh Group, which operates the recycling scheme in all of its 34 crematoria throughout the UK.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and the money raised at each location used to support local good causes.