The Colwyn Bay Crematorium which is situated in the grounds of Bron y Nant Cemetery recently presented a cheque for £5,000 to St David’s Hospice, from money received for participating in the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) metals recycling scheme.
Staff at the local crematorium chose St David’s Hospice to be the recipient charity for the donation this year as they wanted to see that the money remained local, to support local people.
Steven Teale, Facilities Manager said
“We were very pleased to present this cheque to a St David’s Hospice, a local charity; the staff at Colwyn Bay Crematorium feels privileged and proud to be able to support this fantastic cause. In today’s world it is even more important that we work our local charities and the communities they support. It is obvious that this donation will go a long way and make a significant different to people who need it. The ICCM scheme is an innovative way in which we can help local charities and we look forward to working with St David’s Hospice, and other local charities, in the future.
Head of Fundraising, Margaret Hollings said:
“We are extremely grateful to receive this wonderful donation from the staff at Colwyn Bay Crematorium; it is a wonderful gift and we are most grateful to be the chosen charity to receive it. A donation of this size could cover the cost of two hundred complementary, diversional therapy and bereavement support sessions at the Hospice which will make a huge difference to our patients, their families and carers”.
On behalf of the hospice, I would like to thank all of the staff for their kindness”.
St David’s Hospice is a local charity, caring for local people, delivering specialist care to adult patients with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care and their families. Every year, this touches the lives of over 1000 people within our local communities from across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.