Mayor hands over £5,000 to NSPCC - The Worcester Observer

Mayor hands over £5,000 to NSPCC

THE MAYOR of Worcester has handed over a cheque for £5,000 to the NSPCC on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

The donation to the child protection society is a surplus from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, of which Worcester City Council’s crematorium is part.

The recycling of metals resulting from cremation is only carried out with the written consent of each bereaved family.

Following the cremation of a deceased person, the cremated remains contain metals from the coffin and from orthopaedic implants such as hip and knee replacement joints.

The institute works with councils across the country and to date Worcester City Council has contributed nearly £35,000 to local charities through the scheme.

Jenny Sedgwick, NSPCC community fund-raising manager, said: “We are so grateful to Worcester City Council for its support.

“This fantastic donation will help fund the vital work being done by the NSPCC Schools Service, teaching primary school pupils how to keep themselves safe from abuse.

“Our ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ programme reached 17,100 pupils at 72 schools in Worcestershire in the 2016/17 academic year, spreading an important message in a lively, interactive and memorable way.”


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