Mintlyn Crematorium in King’s Lynn raised £15,000 for East Anglian Air Ambulance by recycling metal medical implants salvaged after cremation.
The metal of these implants is recycled after cremation, with the agreement of the family of the deceased.
The money was raised through a charity program, run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, of which Mintlyn is a member.
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Twice a year, the institute asks its members to nominate local charities that help people cope with the death of a loved one to receive a donation.
Councilor Brian Long, a member of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Business Services Cabinet, said: ‘East Anglian Air Ambulance carry out vital work every day and have done an incredible job of continuing to operate in the difficult conditions of the covid19 pandemic. I appreciate the vital work they do.
“This £15,000 donation is the largest Mintlyn, which is owned and operated by the borough council, has ever made under this scheme and I thank the crematorium staff for organizing it.”
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Barbara McGee, East Anglian Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: ‘We cannot thank Mintlyn Crematorium enough for considering us for the nomination which resulted in such an incredible donation.
“We also want to recognize and thank all the families who have consented to the scheme. All funds raised enable us to continue our 24/7 service in East Anglia.”
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