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Sizeable donation handed to Breast Care Support Unit

Worcester Editorial 5th Nov, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A BREAST care charity has been given a big boost after Worcester City Council presented them with a cheque for almost £3,500.

The council handed a total of £3,473 to Worcestershire Breast Care Support Unit at the Charles Hastings Education Centre last Tuesday (October 29) on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

The donation is a surplus from the institute’s metals recycling scheme, which the city council’s crematorium is part of, and recycling the metals from cremation is only carried out with written consent from the bereaved family.

Nicky Underwood, campaign administrator for Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign, said: “On behalf of all at the campaign we are delighted to receive this donation from Worcester City Council, and would like to thank everyone who is helping to bring us closer to our vision of a dedicated Breast Care Unit for Worcestershire.”

Coun Matthew Lamb, Worcester City Council member for a cleaner and greener city, said: “We are very pleased to be able to make a contribution to such worthwhile local causes.”

To date, the city council has contributed £28,067 to local charities through the scheme.

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