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Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Crematorium donates £14,000 to charities

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Crematorium has donated £14,000 to charity by participating in the ICCM Recycling of Metals Scheme.

The team at the crematorium in Oriel Avenue, Gorleston, successfully recycled metals that do not include jewellery as part of the cremation process and have used the proceeds for charity donations.

Marie Curie - the UK's leading end-of-life charity - and Caister Lifeboat will each receive £7,000, after being selected as two of the mayor's chosen charities for her year of office.

Her Worship the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Penny Carpenter, said: "I am thrilled to announce these meaningful donations to two of my chosen charities, Marie Curie and Caister Lifeboat, who I hold very dear to my heart.

"This recycling initiative reflects the power of collective efforts to make a positive impact and I am thankful to the recycling initiative for supporting these two outstanding organisations in their noble endeavours.''

Marie Curie provides care and support to those living with terminal illnesses and their families. Its mission is to ensure people living with terminal illnesses can access the high-quality care and support they deserve, enabling them to make the most of the time they have left.

Caister Lifeboat is a vital life-saving organisation that has been dedicated to saving lives at sea for more than 200 years. Its ongoing efforts ensure the maintenance of a state-of-the-art lifeboat and provide essential training for its volunteer crew members, reinforcing its commitment to maritime safety.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Crematorium, which has the largest chapel in Norfolk, has been hosting cremations, burials and other services for more than 50 years. Its Bereavement Services team is dedicated to providing a professional, compassionate and sensitive service working closely with funeral directors, clergy and others to ensure the requests of the deceased and their loved ones are carried out.

Last modified on 18 January 2024

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