Published: Wednesday, 24th July 2019
With its latest donation Mintlyn Crematorium will have contributed £82,123 to local charities.
Cllr Geoff Hipperson, the Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Paul Kunes, borough council cabinet member for commercial services, and Chris Black, Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager for the borough council, presented Tammy Green, senior fundraising manager at The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House with a cheque for £8000 on Wednesday 24 July at Mintlyn Crematorium.
The money has been raised through a charitable scheme, operated by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), of which Mintlyn 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, which help to support people to cope with the death of loved ones, to receive a donation.
Tammy Green, Senior Fundraising Manager at The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, said: “We are exceptionally grateful to Mintlyn Crematorium for choosing to support us, this incredible donation of £8000 will go directly towards helping us continue to provide specialist care and support to patients and families.
“The Hospice, which is a charity, relies hugely on the generosity of local supporters and this donation from the Mintlyn Crematorium is truly valued.”
Cllr Paul Kunes said: “Over £82,000 has been raised by Mintlyn Crematorium in the last 8 years for many worthy local causes. I’m delighted to be presenting this cheque to Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.”
Mintlyn Crematorium is owned and operated by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.
Previously, the crematorium used money raised through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) scheme to support EACH, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, SANDS (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society), Friends in Bereavement, Nelson’s Journey, The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide), and MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association), Theresa's Tiny Treasures, Alzheimer's Society.