R18051 Crematorium Donation Helps Bereaved Youngsters

A charity that provides support to bereaved youngsters in North Worcestershire saw a boost to its coffers, thanks to recycling efforts at Redditch Crematorium.

Touchstones, which covers North East Worcestershire, received £5,000 from Redditch Borough Council’s crematorium, on Bordesley Lane, which recycled metals left behind by the cremation process.

Families give their permission for residual metals such as in replacement hips to be recycled at the crematorium via a nationally recognised scheme.

Touchstones Bereavement Services Coordinator Vicki Quarton said: “This money means we can continue to provide support to children and young people who have lost a loved one and are struggling to come terms with this loss. Often their close family members are grieving too so the time we give to these youngsters is valuable and integral for them to learn to live again.”

Cllr Brandon Clayton, Redditch Borough Council, said: “We’re proud to help Touchstones who provide such vital support to our children and young people, through this recycling scheme. It’s good to see another real benefit to the community as a result of the environmental credentials Redditch Crematorium is known for.”