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Dalry Crematorium Raises Vital Funds for St Vincent’s Hospice

We are pleased to announce that we have made an important £7000 donation towards St. Vincent Hospice in Howwood to help support the crucial end of life care that they provide for families across the local area.

St Vincents Hospice

This is the second major donation to local hospices we have made since opening in June, bringing the total donated to £12,000.00 in a little over 9-months.

The funds have been raised through our membership of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management National Recycling of Metals Scheme, with the £7000.00 donation officially presented to Carol-Anne Lamont of St Vincent Hospice (pictured – center) at our new state of the art crematorium.

The Institute’s Recycling of Metals Scheme is a national initiative and works by sensitively recovering metals and orthopedic implants following cremation with the consent of bereaved families.

Philip Ewing, Manager of the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium, said:

“As professionals assisting the bereaved, we recognise the financial challenges that organisations supporting families at their most difficult and vulnerable time face. The £7000 raised through the recycling scheme for St Vincent’s hospice will directly benefit the families it supports when they are facing a difficult time through bereavement.

“Our heart-felt thanks go to each and every family who consented to take part in the national scheme, without whom life-changing donations such as the one we are making today would not be possible.

“This is the second significant donation we have been able to make to our local hospices since we opened in June of last year, bringing the total raised to £12,000.00.

“We support all of the local hospices in our area, with Ayr Hospice and CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland) being our next nominated charities.”

Carol-Anne Lamont, Fundraising Manager at St. Vincent’s Hospice said:

“On behalf of everyone at St. Vincent’s Hospice, I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium for this incredible donation towards our services.

“At St. Vincent’s, we offer specialist palliative and Hospice care for people and families across Renfrewshire and beyond who are impacted by life-limiting conditions. Every year we have to raise more than £1.1 million to offer the level of support that we do for the community, making sure we are offering the right care, in the right way, for anyone who needs it.

“This simply wouldn’t be possible without donations like this, and we truly cannot thank Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium enough. Their generosity will make such a huge difference to patients and families all around the community at a time when they need it most.”

(Left to Right) – Murray Hamilton, Philip Ewing, Carol-Anne Lamont (St Vincent’s Hospice,) Jennifer Hamilton and Andrew Blaikie of the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium.

Philip Ewing added:

“Like St Vincent Hospice, we are absolutely committed to providing the very highest levels of care for families when they need support, and we are incredibly proud to be in a position to make this important donation.”

“Since its inception in 2006, the Institute’s national recycling of metals initiative has raised over £5.2million, and it gives great comfort for those who have contributed to the scheme to know that the money raised is used to support charities like St Vincent’s Hospice in the delivery of incredibly important, and sensitive end of life care.