The Colwyn Bay Crematorium, which is situated in the grounds of Bron y Nant Cemetery, Mochdre recently presented a cheque for £10,000 to St David’s Hospice, from money received for participating in the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) metals recycling scheme.
(Victoria Currie, Crematorium & Cemetery Manager and Andy Barlow, Senior Crematorium Technician)
Nationally, the ICCM Recycling of metals scheme has raised over £7 million for charities across the UK since it was created.
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.
Colwyn Bay’s Senior Crematorium Technician Andy Barlow said:
“St David’s Hospice nurses being on the front line helps to ease the pressure on our NHS. The care the team give is invaluable to us all.
“I would just like to say a big thank you to St David’s Hospice for all the hard work they do and also to all the families that have made this type of donation possible.”
St David’s Hospice is a local charity providing hospice care to adult patients living with life limiting illnesses in Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. Each year the Hospice needs to raise £5 million to continue with care and services. The donation will go directly towards patient care which is offered free of charge to the local community.
James Wilde, Conwy Area Fundraiser said:
“Thank you so much to everyone involved in raising this incredible amount of money – it really does mean so much to us. This donation will make a huge difference to those who are living with life limiting illnesses in North West Wales during this most difficult of times.”
For further information about St David’s Hospice go to: www.stdavidshospice.org.uk