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Nene Valley Crematorium donation to charity

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08 August 2022

Cheque presentation by Wellingborough Crematorium

The team at Nene Valley Crematorium have raised £15,000 for a local charity. The North Northants Council’s company operated crematorium serves the community of Wellingborough, and beyond. 

A cheque was presented by the manager, (on behalf of the company’s chair for the Board of Directors, Councillor Paul Bell) to Keith Brown, a volunteer representing the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire local Air Ambulance, who provide lifesaving services. The raised funds have already supported eight missions for this Air Ambulance service. 

These funds are a result of the crematorium’s membership with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, who provides a recycling of metals policy via a European scheme, the Royal Dutch Cremation Federation.

The Institute’s recycling scheme continues to grow in partnership with OrthoMetals. Metals recovered after cremation are recycled with the express consent of bereaved people, being the persons entitled and empowered to make this decision. 

Since the opening of the crematorium on 19 September 2016, the team have nominated five local charities that have collectively benefitted from £38,000 because of this recycling scheme. 

It's privilege to give this donation on behalf of Nene Valley Crematorium to Air Ambulance services, who provide an emergency service to people of Northamptonshire.Councillor Paul Bell, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wellingborough Bereavement Services, responsible for Nene Valley Crematorium
The support of our local communities is so important to our charity as we receive no government funding and rely solely on generous donations like these to remain operational.

Each potentially lifesaving mission costs £1,700 so, on behalf of the charity, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Nene Valley Crematorium which has helped fund over eight missions - our crews are available, 24/7, 365 days a year, and vital support like this means we can continue to deliver our lifesaving, frontline critical care to those who need it most across Northamptonshire.
WNAA Community Fundraising Executive, Ethan Hopkinson

This year follows a former recent donation from the crematorium scheme to Marie Curie for £10,000 and a future donation for £12,000 has recently been agreed for ‘We Mind, Kelly Matters’. 

We feel privileged to be able to continue with nominating local charities to receive this level of donation funding, to enable them to utilise these funds for the benefit of our communities.Manager for the crematorium, Tracy Lawrence