Donations made to hospice from recycling metals

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CHILDREN being cared for at Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices are set to benefit from a donation of £4,321 from The Oaks Havant Crematorium.

The money raised by The Oaks comes from its membership of a nationwide metals recycling scheme, run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).

The scheme recycles metals which remain after cremation with the consent of bereaved families and the proceeds are then returned to the crematorium which donates the money to charities.

The donation was presented to Sarah Hudson, area fundraiser for Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices, before The Oaks Christmas memorial service, which saw almost 400 people gather to remember their lost loved ones.

Roddy McGinley, The Oaks crematorium manager, said: ‘This scheme allows us to donate to fantastic charities which are very close to our heart, such as Naomi House and Jacksplace, ensuring the hospices can provide the children with the best Christmas they can.’