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Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium donate £12000 to CHAS

The Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium has donated £12000 to CHAS through its membership of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s Recycling of Metals Scheme.

Crematorium Manager, Jennifer Hamilton, says:  ‘It is wonderful to be able to donate the incredible sum of  £12000 to CHAS in support of the essential services they provide for children and their families across Scotland.

We are very aware that the fundraising activities of hospices had been massively curtailed during the pandemic and yet their services have never been more in demand. Our heartfelt thanks go to each and every family who have given us permission to recycle metals following the sensitive cremation of their loved one.

We are immensely proud of our participation in the Recycling of Metals Scheme. Since we opened our doors in 2018 we have been able to donate a massive £80000 to local Hospices to assist with the provision of vital services within our communities.’

On behalf of CHAS, Maxine Campbell from the Community Fundraising Team added “We cannot thank Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium enough for their incredible support. The past two and a half years have been very difficult for CHAS and our families. We have adapted our level of support through our different services; introducing our Virtual Hospice and developing our work within hospitals in order to further support the children and families we care for and this couldn’t have been possible, had it not been for the unwavering support of the Crematorium.”

Jennifer Hamilton added, ‘Care, Compassion, Kindness and Community are at the heart of everything we do here at Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium, and to be able to honour the memory of loved ones by supporting our community hospices is something that we are extremely proud of, and something that we are sure brings great comfort to the families who have come to us for care.