£10,000 raised for Sutton hospice thanks to metal recycling scheme

A metal recycling scheme by Ashfield District Council has helped raise £10,000 for Sutton’s John Eastwood Hospice.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 6:08 pm

The scheme sees metal recovered at the end of the cremation process – including screws and handles from a coffin – and recycled by a specialist company.

Any surplus money generated from the process is then shared between scheme members who must donate anything they receive to bereavement-related charities.

Craig Bonar, the council’s director of resources and business transformation, said: “The hospice provides a fantastic service within the district and we know there are many families that have benefited from their help and support.

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Sharon Williams, John Eastwood Hospice chief executive, and a nursing staff member receive the cheque from Ashfield District Council.

"We hope this money goes some way to them continuing to support the local community.”

Sharon Williams, hospice chief executive, explained how the money will be spent.

She said: “The donation will go towards funding our ambition to fully refurbish the In-Care 12 bed unit, in what will be our 30th year of supporting local people in the hospice and out in the community.”