BEREAVED families who allowed the recycling of orthopaedic implants from Oakley Wood Crematorium has led to an £8,000 windfall for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
The metals used in the replacement of knees and hips, as well as pins used in other bone injuries along with the metals from coffins can all be recycled through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s Recycling of Metals Scheme.
Warwick District Council chairman George Illingworth, along with staff from Oakley Wood Crematorium, presented a cheque to Yanto Evans, the Royal British Legion’s community fund-raiser for Warwickshire.
The Royal British Legion is the chairman’s chosen charity for this year.
Coun Illingworth, who is also the council’s armed forces covenant champion, said: “My sincere thanks go to the families who have kindly agreed to the donations at such a difficult time.
“I am delighted that this year the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is receiving this substantial amount, particularly as we approach Remembrance Sunday.”
Mr Evans added: “We are very grateful to receive this donation to the Poppy Appeal that will help to fund vital Royal British Legion services here in Warwickshire, including the upkeep of Galanos House in Southam. We are always keen to welcome new volunteers and at present we are short of them, so if you’re able to spare some time, please get in touch.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further volunteering with the Royal British Legion in Warwickshire.
* A MUSIC evening in Cubbington raised £550 for Help For Heroes.
The Free and Easy Music evening was held at Cubbington Sports and Social Club in November.